Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Three Recovered Cannons from the CSS Pee Dee

BROOKE RIFLE--  Cast at Selma, Alabama on April 29, 1863.  delivered to South Carolina on July 13, 1863.  Bore diameter--  6.4-inches, Bore length--  9.8 feet.  Weight 10,600 pounds.

BROOKE RIFLE--  Cast at Selma, Alabama on October 12, 1863.  Delivered to South Carolina on July 3, 1863 (probably 1864).  Bore diameter--  7-inches, Bore length--  11 feet, Weight--  15,000 pounds.

DAHLGREN CANNON--  Cast at Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania in mid-1862.  Bore diameter-- 9-inches, Bore length--  8.9-feet, Weight--  9,000 pounds.

--Old B-Runner

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