RE: [TalkAntietam] Cannon tubes just lying around?
- The maintenance area adjoins the cemertery and they often have tubes
"dumped" there while carriages are being painted, repaired, etc. The
two cement strips next the left side appear to be mounts for the
carriage commonly used with placing cannon on the field, so it is
logical that they dumped this while removing the carriage. I was told
tonight at Paul's retirement party that there is some reallocation of
guns being made around the park, and no doubt refurbishing of carriages
To lift that tube would take several burly fellows, the tube is likely
850+ pounds. Any vehicle lifting it would have to pass through the
maintenance area and a couple gates, so it is a relatively secure place,
and all the data about it is on record.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
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