Thursday, June 08, 2006

Artillery weekend: here come the guns!

June 10 and 11 are Artillery weekend at Antietam National Battlefield, and the guns started arriving today; a twelve-pound Napoleon from South Mountain State Park and a three-inch ordnance rifle from Harper's Ferry National Park, both with limbers.

The beautiful bronze Napoleon from south Mountain

Harper's Ferry's contribution is the black iron beast in the foreground

Man, it's going to be a loud and fun weekend at Antietam. Altogether four guns in battery will be providing firing demonstrations for two noise and consussion filled days (not to mention the clouds of smoke). Bring your camera!

Have I mentioned how cool this job is?

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