Gribeauval canon de 12, An 2 de la République (1793-1794)
The Canon de 12 Gribeauval was a French field artillery 12-pounder cannon which was part of the Gribeauval system. The system of Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval is said to mimic a concept pioneered by Justin Amedee Ethan de Musteve as early as 1765, who advocated altered gun-carriages to improve manuverability.
The Gribeauval system, and the Canon de 12, was first used for major operations in the American Revolutionary War, in General Rochambeau’s French expeditionary corps, from 1780 to late 1782, and especially at Yorktown in 1781. It was used extensively during the wars following the French Revolution and in the Napoleonic wars.
The Canon de 12 Gribeauval was manned by a crew of 15 and drawn by 6 hors