These were mostly crew served weapons.
If we got back to the standards of the 18th century we definitely could be doing some stuff eh!
It would be a step in the right direction.
“Back in the time of the Revolution it was common for private individuals to own and use cannon that could fire anywhere from 32 to 42 pounds of lead at one shot.”
In the summer of 1775, Col. John Moultrie, commander of the First and Second South Carolina Regiments, rolled 31 nine and 12 pound cannons out of his barn and set them in defensive positions at Fort Johnson on Sullivan’s Island to repel the British sea attack on Charleston, South Carolina.