The Diversity of the Federal ordnance — Wiard gun batteries
This view of the Washington Arsenal yard shows three batteries of Wiard steel guns.
This was only one of many types which added to the complexity of the armaments of the Federal ordnance.
It is recorded that the artillery with Rosecrans's Army February 8, 1863, included thirty-two 6-pounder smooth-bores, twenty-four 12-pounder howitzers, eight 12-pounder light Napoleons, twenty-one James rifles, thirty-four 10-pounder Wiard steel guns, two 6-pounder Wiard steel guns, two 16-pounder Parrotts, and four 3-inch rifle ordnance guns.
Of the batteries here shown, two were rejected on account of reported defects in the guns.|