Saturday, March 19, 2011

Firing a Civil War Ordnance at Fort Davis National Historic Site

Yesterday, we were lucky enough to catch a demonstration of the firing of a Civil War era ordnance (that's a cannon to most of us!) at the Fort Davis National Historic Site.  The soldiers wore long underwear and heavy wool uniforms in the hot sun, and provided a great program for Spring Break visitors.  They first fired the gun, then they walked us through the entire process. 

Click here to watch a slideshow of photographs.

Click here to watch a video of the demonstration, followed by footage of a real firing of the gun.  Real smoke!  Real boom! 

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