1. 10lb Parrott rifled canon artillery piece - 149th Battle of Monocacy - Living History - July 6, 2013

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    149th Battle of Monocacy - Living History - July 6, 2013 It has been 149 years since union forces saved Washington DC by delaying the southern armies long enough for reinforcements to secure Washington DC. In this video we look at the 10lb Parrott rifled canon artillery piece and the team that fires it. The gun was invented by Captain Robert Parker Parrott, a West Point graduate. He resigned from the service in 1836 and became the superintendent of the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York. He created the first Parrott Rifle (and corresponding projectile) in 1860 and patented it in 1861.

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    • The Civil War in Four Minutes: Artillery

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      Historian Garry Adelman describes the different types of Civil War cannons and ammunition, and explains how they were fired. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.

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