Iron rifle from Rome: Noble Brothers 3-inch Rifle

Yesterday I mentioned a 3-inch iron rifle at the Arlington County veterans memorial in Clarendon, Virginia.  Although resembling those Tredegar weapons of the same caliber, this particular gun came from Noble Brothers & Company of Rome, Georgia. Stamps on the right trunnion leave no doubt as to the origin of this weapon: “Noble Brothers &Continue reading “Iron rifle from Rome: Noble Brothers 3-inch Rifle”

6-pdr Gun Cast for “Insurance”

At the center of Clarendon, Virginia is the Arlington County veterans war memorial. I would point out this memorial honors the veterans from the county who served in the world wars, Korea, and Vietnam.  But I bring it up here because of the three cannon incorporated into the memorial.  Or more specifically for this post,Continue reading “6-pdr Gun Cast for “Insurance””

Architects Escorting Cannon: Albert West’s 1861 Trip to Charleston

Another storyline from the Citizens Files that captures my fancy. Some time back while looking over the records for the Charleston, South Carolina firm of J.M. Eason & Brothers, I notice a handwritten “see West, Albert L.” note, presumably from the archivist.  So I had to follow that trail.  That search brought me to thisContinue reading “Architects Escorting Cannon: Albert West’s 1861 Trip to Charleston”