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Benjamin’s Battery

Lieutenant Samuel N. Benjamin’s Battery E, Second U.S. Artillery, has gotten short shrift in post-Civil War history. Even in the history of the war—except for Antietam and Fredericksburg—its record was scanted. Rather more has been recorded about it in recent … Continue reading

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Parrott Gun

Named for the man who invented it, not the bird. You can see through the upper spokes of the wheel the bulbous breech band of wrought iron on the rear of the gun that Mrs. Parthenia Leila Ellis noticed (in … Continue reading

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