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The Napoleon (model 1857 light 12-pounder) used a No. 2 carriage.

According to p. 160 of "The Artillerist's Manual" (c. 1860/rev.1863) by Gen. John Gibbon:

"All field carriages in the U.S. service, and the wheels are all of the same form and height, and fit on the same axle-tree. They differ only in strength and weight. There are two numbers: No. 1., the lightest, is used for the 6-pound gun carriage, the caisson, forge, battery wagon, and limbers of all field-carriages; No. 2, the heaviest, for the 24-pound howitzer and 12-pound gun carriages."

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