Images: Fort Macon State Park offers free events, history [Image 4 of 13]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Cayce Nevers
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.
Date Posted:05.16.2013 11:43
Location:ATLANTIC BEACH, NC, US