The term Coehorn Mortar can be credited to a Dutch engineer, Baron Van Coehorn, who developed a small portable mortar in the latter half of the 17th century. By the end of the Mexican War, this small mortar was well-known for its excellent service against the enemy. Firing the same 5.68 inch shell as the 24 Pdr. Field Howitzer, this small 164 pound mortar could drop a shell into enemy trenches .7 miles distant.
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