Member Spotlight Found in Brady Civil War Photos The National Archives Brady Civil War Photos Location: Brady Civil War PhotosB-126 A Sandbag Battery with Burst Cannon.
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Burst Parrott cannon

Although accurate, as well as being cheaper and easier to make than most rifled artillery guns, the Parrott had a poor reputation for safety and they were shunned by many artillerists. The cast iron tube was brittle and subject to fracturing.

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