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[Weapons] What was the "flying tube" that Mexicans dreaded?

Here's my mechanical translation of some info on a website describing historic sites in Monterrey Mexico:

"All that armament is lost now. The tubes that we see in the Museum of the Bishopric, are not in their original position and are of another time. These were brought of Tampico, the last century and were in the corners of the Seat of the Civil School, until 40 years ago (the cricket) In spite of the strong protection of artillery whereupon it counted, the city had to be evacuated in that war, by the appearance of two new inventions into the hands of the North American army. On the one hand "the flying tube", that had its name to mobility. Small bronze piece of caliber 2", that was dismantled and been able to be loaded in shoulders of two soldiers. On the other hand, the appearance of the pistol revolver of 5 shots of caliber 0,44"(Colt 44) that decimated in a day, to oficialía of the Mexican cavalry (They fought with saber)."

The second item is obviously the Walker Colt, but what was this "flying tube" artillery piece? As descibed, it is far too light to be the M1835 12-pounder mountain howitzer, so what was it, or do we just have a "fractured fairy tale" here?

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