Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cannon Tubes

A Dahlgren Boat Howltzer on display at Petersburg Va.
One of my side projects has been collecting rubbings from cannon muzzles from the Civil War battlefields that I have been visiting. The following images are from cannons at Petersburg & Gettysburg. Often the cannon tubes that are on the fields today are original cannons that date from the Civil War period. The muzzles are marked in different ways with info about the gun. Generally the information included the manufacture or foundry & the date. Other info might include the weight, how much the tube weighs & a serial number. Today was able to scan the drawings.They make a interesting visual image.
3 inch Ordnance Rifle Petersburg Va.
12 pound Napoleon Petersburg Va.

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