U.S. Army 8-inch Seige Howitzer, Model of 1841
On the quarterdeck of USS Pawnee (1860-1884), while she was off Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1864-1865. This howitzer is probably one of two captured by Pawnee and other ships at Legareville, S.C., on 25 December 1863. In 2003 both weapons were on display at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. Note grating on deck in front of the howitzer and atop hatches, and belaying pins around Pawnee's mizzen mast. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.