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Fort Macon State Park offers free events, history

A model 1841 field cannon, the smallest caliber cannon used as secondary armament from 1834-1861, sits as a display at Fort Macon State Park May 12. These cannons were used to defend vulnerable areas against assaults. The barrel weighs 887 pounds, the gun carriage weighs 900 pounds and each shot weighs 6 pounds. The cannon’s range is 1,523 yards. A team of seven men is required to operate it.



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This work, Fort Macon State Park offers free events, history [Image 12 of 13], by PFC Cayce Nevers, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.12.2013

Date Posted:05.16.2013 11:39

Photo ID:933185

VIRIN:130512-N-DB277-007

Resolution:3744x5616

Size:5.19 MB

Location:ATLANTIC BEACH, NC, USGlobe

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