Manufacturer: Contract Foundries for Blakely (England)
Where made: various
This relatively rare, rifled, cast steel weapon had a reinforcing band at the breech, similar to the Parrotts. It was invented by English Captain Alexander Blakely, and imported from England by the Confederacy. It was not in Federal service.
It was known to be reliable and accurate, but also for its significant recoil.
Employment at Sharpsburg
There were probably 8 Blakelys in service on the Maryland Campaign, all Confederates.
Find units equipped with these.
solid shot (10 lb), spherical case, common shell, cannister
1250 feet per second
Weight figure is for standard gun carriage (same a 6-pounder at 900 lb) + tube (800 lb).
Max range is for 1 lb black powder charge behind a 10 lb. solid shot at 5 degrees elevation.
More on the Web
Johnson, Curt & Anderson, Richard C., Artillery Hell: Employment of Artillery at Antietam, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.