That's right-- there's a Confederate cannon at Walnut Grove (Mo) High School. It weighs 1,186 pounds, and was cast at the Augusta foundry in Georgia. It's a 12-pounder Napoleon smoothbore (so-called because it fired round solid shot weighing approximately 12 pounds each). Fred Hall at Walnut Grove High School is spearheading a drive to restore the cannon's carriage to its 1863 appearance.
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