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gle-handed held out until inland communications were cut, and the city was evacuated February 17, 1865.
The giant Blakely gun at Charleston.
This was an English gun, all steel, to which the principle of initial tension was successfully apptial tension, a fundamental element in the scientific design of the best modern built — up guns.
Wreck of the giant Blakely gun at Charleston
Wreck of the giant Blakely gun at Charleston: view from the rear
Views from within CharlestonBlakely gun at Charleston: view from the rear
Views from within Charleston.
The city of Charleston was fortified up to its very doorsteps, as is evidenced by these three photographs of the wrecked carriage of the immense Blakely gun on the Battery.
The only battery in the path of the Federal fire was that containing tBlakely gun on the Battery.
The only battery in the path of the Federal fire was that containing this monster piece.
Under date of January 6, 1864, Major Henry Bryan, Assistant Inspector-General at Charleston, reported that from August 21, 1863, to January 5, 1864, the observer in the steeple of St. Michael's Church counted 472 shells thrown at