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(March 2006) Enlarge Back of the Vance monument  

(March 2006) One of two 32 pdr naval cannon from Fort Caswell, NC. The cannon guard the Confederate monument at the capitol


(March 2006) Second naval cannon guarding the Confederate monument
The inscription on both cannon reads:

32 pounder naval cannon taken in June 1861 when the naval yard at Norfolk was abandoned by the United States

Banded and converted at Richmond into a 6 inch rifle

Mounted at Fort Caswell, North Carolina

Dismounted by exploding magazines when the Confederates evacuated that fort in January 1865

Presented by the US War Department 1902

  (March 2006) Confederate monument

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