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Gum-tree mortar barrel
The barrel of a gum-tree mortar made from the trunk of a gum tree and bound with iron bands. It is conventionally bored with a powder chamber and vent. The mortar was used by the 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the 1865 Civil War siege of Spanish Fort, Alabama. The regiment's blacksmith, Private Winborn S. Marsh of Wyattville, Minnesota, reportedly built the weapon by boring the barrel with a two-inch auger and reaming it to size. It was donated by the regiment's Chaplain, Elijah E. Edwards.
Content Category: artifacts
44 centimeters length
28 centimeters diameter
10.2 centimeters diameter bore
22.9 centimeters depth bore
Made by: Marsh, Winborn S.
Made in: Wyattville, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865), Company B
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Spanish Fort
Used in: Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
Spanish Fort (Ala.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Artillery
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Bludgeons
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Content: 1861 - 1865 (Civil War)
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
4225.H576 (Accession Number)