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."

Date:
March, 1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES12924
Photographer:
George N. Barnard and James F. Gibson
Height:
2192px
Width:
2891px
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