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Thanks, Invisible Officer, but the research I have done thus far indicates a weight of 50 pounds, not attached to a carriage, picked up and carried by two men. It’s a 1.2″ ball, 1/4 of a pound and a length of 5 to 7 feet. I don’t see that as particularly immobile, even in the woods of Pennsylvania at the time. The indications that I have seen were that it was used for precisely that reason. It was the only thing that they could get through the terrain reliably.

The mantlet might be more of a problem. I am uncertain as to the weight and it is wheeled. I would not be surprised if it got left behind when necessary. It was not required for the gun to function, however, and it was not attached.