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    Fort Macon State Park offers free events, history [Image 4 of 13]

    Fort Macon State Park offers free events, history

    ATLANTIC BEACH, NC, UNITED STATES

    05.12.2013

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Cayce Nevers 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    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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    Date Taken: 05.12.2013
    Date Posted: 05.16.2013 12:31
    Photo ID: 933197
    VIRIN: 130512-N-DB277-172
    Resolution: 3744x5616
    Size: 2.82 MB
    Location: ATLANTIC BEACH, NC, US 

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