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Light Artillery of Gustavus Adolphus

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Gustavus abandoned the leather gun, however, in favor of a cast-iron 4-pounder and a 9-pounder demiculverin produced by his bright young artillery chief, Lennart Torstensson. The demiculverin was classed as the "feildpeece" par excellence, while the 4-pounder was so light (about 500 pounds) that two horses could pull it in the field.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Artillery Through the Ages, by Albert Manucy Published 1949