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Larry Purtell
USA
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Old guns roar again
Posted on: 4/16/2018 8:21:04 AM
From the Baltimore Sun, July 1 1913. Seems some of the old rebs still had some spunk.


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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Old guns roar again
Posted on: 4/16/2018 9:07:17 AM
Hi Larry,

Very enlightening story. Those must have been artillery men of E. Porter Alexander's Artillery, & what were they trying to do? Start another Civil War with those that like to sleep in, 2:00 AM!? Or were these Rebs just mischievous old men, they were lucky they didn't get blown up to bits from the 50 year old charges!?

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But you gotta love their spunk!?
Thanks for posting,
MD

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dick evick
Waco , TX, USA
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Re: Old guns roar again
Posted on: 4/16/2018 10:09:30 AM
Cool story, glad the projectiles were not in the guns!!!!!

Imagine the grins on the old gunners faces.....

Dick.

scoucer
Berlin, Germany
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Re: Old guns roar again
Posted on: 4/16/2018 1:26:30 PM
Nice story.

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gettysburgerrn
massapequa, NY, USA
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Re: Old guns roar again
Posted on: 4/17/2018 5:33:02 AM
wow I did not know that...very cool.....

ken
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Old guns roar again
Posted on: 7/11/2018 6:22:54 PM
BTW; It turns out the Confederate Artillery wasn't as in-accurate as 1ST believed!?

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What say you about the accuracy of Porters Canons??
MD
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