RUSSIAN CANNON FROM THE CRIMEAN WAR
The Crimean War was a brief affair running through 1854-1855 but scored the heaviest casualty rate from the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the beginning of the First World War. It came to an end with the signing of the Peace of Paris in 1856. The two most remembered events of the war (I guess) are the Charge of the Light Brigade (another fine example of the British ability to turn a military disaster into a redoubtable national achievement) & the siege of Sebastapol where after a year of constant warfare the Russians scuppered their fleet and went home.
This old cannon sits in the grounds of Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura. It points north into the town itself whch somehow seems all wrong, surely us Scots always train guns to the south?