Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Came Across Galena's Blakely Gun Again-- Part 2

From Bradley's book: "The most notable of the captured cannon was a 20-pounder Blakely rifle adorned with a brass plate that bore the inscription 'Presented to the Sovereign State of South Carolina by one of her citizens residing abroad, in commemoration of the 20th of December, 1860.'" /// (This, of course, referring to the date of South Carolina's secession.) /// "The men of Hyser's battery took the Blakely gun and two other captured field pieces with them as trophies. The rest were dumped into the Pee Dee River or were loaded witrh massive charges and burst in honor of Lincoln's second inauguration on March 4." /// The Gun Again. --Old Secesh

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