The Swamp Angel at 150

Last Saturday (August 24), Trenton, New Jersey rededicated the “Swamp Angel” in Cadwalader Park.  From New Jersey Online: The massive, eight-ton cannon named Swamp Angel was memorialized in celebration of its 150th anniversary and a new marble plaque was unveiled at Cadwalader Park by members of the Camp Olden Civil War Round Table and Museum,Continue reading “The Swamp Angel at 150”

British and American rifles against Fort Sumter: The Naval Battery on Morris Island

Yesterday I mentioned, or more precisely cited Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren’s mention, of the Navy’s contribution to the siege batteries on Morris Island. Dahlgren placed a detachment of sailors, manning two 8-inch Parrotts and two 70-pdr Whitworth rifles, under Commander Foxhall Parker. The Naval Battery lay to the left of Battery Reynolds on the first parallel.Continue reading “British and American rifles against Fort Sumter: The Naval Battery on Morris Island”