Member Spotlight Found in Brady Civil War Photos The National Archives Brady Civil War Photos Location: Brady Civil War PhotosB-153 Wiard 6 lb. Guns, Washington Arsenal. Excelsior Brigade
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6-pound Wiard Gun

The Wiard rifle is a semi-steel light artillery piece invented by Norman Wiard. About 60 were manufactured between 1861 and 1862, at O'Donnell's Foundry, New York City: "although apparently excellent weapons, [they] do not seem to have been very popular".


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