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Manassas Battlefield Gun Breech | by Mr.TinDC
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Manassas Battlefield Gun Breech

Breech end of an artillery piece (I think a 10 pdr. Parrott rifle) on the Manassas/Bull Run battlefield in Manassas, Virginia. The cannon here today stand in for the guns of Company 1 of the 1st U.S. Artillery, under Captain James B. Ricketts, who was wounded and captured in the battle. The knob at the end is called a cascabel.

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Taken on August 23, 2009