Mountain Howitzer Replica
This mountain gun was used by the United States Army during the mid-nineteenth century, from 1837 to about 1870. It saw service during the Mexican-American War of 1847-1848, the American Indian Wars, and during the American Civil War, 1861-1865 (primarily in the more rugged western theaters).
A prairie carriage was created for traditional draft pulling using only two horses. This versatility permitted their use with mounted forces in areas where roads were little more than paths. These small howitzers provided artillery support for mobile military forces where it would otherwise be unavailable. However, their shorter range made them unsuitable for dueling with other heavier field artillery weapons.