Continuing: I couldn’t find a reference mentioning this cannon as part of the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, but I didn’t spend much time looking, but since it was property of the US Cartridge Company at that time, if they had an exhibit in St. Louis, the claim is at least believable, but if not I’d seriously doubt it was there.
I’ve found no reason to believe the earlier catalogs’ statements that this small howitzer was at the Battle of Vera Cruz employed by either side. I’ve been through the deck logs of all the ships that made entries regarding captured cannons and nothing this small was mentioned, as I recall the smallest guns taken aboard were 8-pounders. Some ships described each captured cannon in great detail including all markings, and some only gave material (mostly bronze), caliber, and length. Most of these pieces are on display at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.
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