1 Reply Latest reply on May 6, 2020 10:13 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking information on muzzleloader cannons


      I´m an Historical researcher looking for information on muzzleloader cannons in U.S. service. How do I find old ordnance or artillery registers?

        • Re: Seeking information on muzzleloader cannons
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Gómez,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 5 series in the U.S. Navy Records of the Bureau of Ordnance (Record Group 74) and  7 series in the U.S. Army Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (Record Group 156) for cannons used during the Civil War. Please contact the reference unit listed in the series descriptions for access to these and other records.


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          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!