Confederate "Quaker Guns"
This photograph was taken after the Battle of Bull Run, following the Confederates' evacuation in March, 1862 . When faced with a shortage of artillery pieces, Southern defenders frequently used logs painted black on the "firing" end to create the illusion of a strongly held Confederate position. The Union forces nicknamed them "Quaker guns."
- March, 1862 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Photographic Print
- George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson
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