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Handling heavy guns

it was no slight task to move the heavy ordnance, after the James River was opened and Richmond had fallen. The barge in the upper photograph has sunk deep into the water and lists heavily. A crowd of men are busy handling it. The tripod at Broadway Landing in the lower photograph had legs about as thick as the body of a man, but it looks none too large to handle the big guns lying beneath. Judging from the height of the sentry standing by its left leg, the guns are ten feet long. Both of them are reinforced at the breech.

Towing a piece from a Confederate battery on the James

A tripod swinging Parrott guns by the Appomattox. At Broadway landing


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