This turned out the large brass rings of the gun turrets for Union Ironclads. I wasn't sure if the photo should be here or in the Naval Forum. This showed up today on a Manchester, NH History Forum I'm on.
An inventive man I was, and in some cases ahead of my time,
as I rode about Connecticut with my “steam car” I designed.
But it proved to be too noisy, and the locals said it’s done,
so as the war began, I would promote and build my gun.
My gun was rather expensive, and to sell it was quite hard,
until I demonstrated my rifle...
September 29th is National Coffee Day and during the month, I will be posting soldier accounts of their adventures of making and drinking coffee during the war. Since some of these accounts (as of today I have 16 to post in this thread) may not be what one would like to read when...
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