Fort Fisher, N.C. Interior view

tmh10

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[Fort Fisher, N.C. Interior view, with heavy gun broken by bombardment].
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED
1865 January.
SUMMARY
Photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of FortFisher, N.C., January 1865.
NOTES
Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0663
Title from Milhollen and Mugridge.
Corresponding print is in LOT 4202.
Forms part of Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress)
 

Yankeedave

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I have heard it could take like 15 lbs of powder, and throw the projectile with some accuracy or else they wouldn't use it something like 2 and a half miles. A gun at Ft Clinch in Florida hit a train steaming away at beyond a mile and a half.
 

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