Cannon Ball From Harpers Ferry Campaign

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Cannon Ball From Harpers Ferry Campaign

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Title:  

Cannon Ball From Harpers Ferry Campaign
Date:
C. 1860s

Content Description: 

This is one type of shell fired from the Union's Naval Battery on Maryland Heights. Primarily used to batter down structures, 100-pound solid shit like this was also used to bowl down troop formations. The cannon that fired these balls had a range of more than four miles.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0017

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