This cannon has come up in other threads, but since we are coming up to May 19 and 22 and our thoughts are about Vicksburg, I thought I would make a post. The famous war photo was erroneously identified as "Whistling Dick" the famous Vicksburg cannon. But it is actually a photo of a cannon that is out in front of the Vicksburg NMP visitor's center. I will post a modern photo of it. Warren Ripley in his book on Artillery goes into great detail about this gun. It is a 32-pounder Navy gun. Amazing now we know for sure two guns were at the siege, Widow Blakely and this one.