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12 pounder Light Brass Cannons at West Point

This lists "3 light brass cannon, 12 pounder" which were inventoried at West Point in 1801. This is something else not mentioned in anything I've read, so are there any surviving examples of this weapon? Perhaps the piece now at Fort Ticonderoga marked on the breech with "No. 20" and the weight (works out to 1300-odd pounds as I recall) is one of them, but we'll have to wait for the snow to melt before anyone can measure the bore on that piece.

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[Weapons] Important information on early US artillery
Bronze cannon production 1808
10-inch brass howitzer, real or error?
2 3/4 inch iron howitzer, real or error?
Cannons from Hope, Hanover, and Eagle
Iron howitzers, 3-inch, at Fort Miro, 2nd Infantry
Here's what some of the records look like...
3 1/2-inch iron howitzers, never heard of 'em!
Re: 3 1/2-inch iron howitzers, never heard of 'em!
Specifications, 3 1/2-inch iron howitzers,
12 pounder Light Brass Cannons at West Point
Brass Cannon, LONG 12 pounder
Proving cannons, reboring 32 pdrs at Eagle
Ordance tooling items listed
Ordnance items at Fort Niagra Oct 1796
Re: Fort Niagra Oct 1796 continuation page
...one woman to each 10 to 15 men...
Re: ...one woman to each 10 to 15 men...
Re: ...one woman to each 10 to 15 men...
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