As I mentioned before, the artillery of Gettysburg has always fascinated me. Over the years I’ve tried to snap random photos of random artillery pieces to identify in the future. The above cannon is located along West Confederate Avenue across from the Virginia State Memorial and is a 12-pound Howitzer associated with Poague’s Battalion. According to the “Historical Marker Database” and photographer Craig Swain, these particular guns were in existence at the time of the battle, having been cast in Georgia by Noble and Brothers just a year earlier. I remember walking across to these cannons on a warm April day, enjoying the scenery and soaking in the ambiance. There is just something about old artillery pieces that invites photography.
PVT. JAMES H. AMASON
Born 1840 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 23
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