That Confederate 6-pdr in the Belle Isle photo: An attempted identification

Likely you’ve seen this photo before: The view overlooks Belle Isle with Richmond, Virginia in the background. Naturally what I’m drawn to is the cannon. The size leads me to identify the field piece as a 6-pdr gun. But several details indicate this is no regulation 6-pdr. The breech face has a ring, or perhapsContinue reading “That Confederate 6-pdr in the Belle Isle photo: An attempted identification”