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Old 10-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by motocopter View Post
Had to do a bit of a search. Not sure of accuracy, but will share this. B.H. for Benjamin Huger. The "B" in the photo is easily recognized, yet there is an "H" as well. If I understand what is written in the site linked below, unreleased/delivered cannons may have had "B.H." markings for cannons destine for Virginia? (reference the text following the photo with the caption "Muzzle of Gun."

I may have missed where this photo was captured.

https://markerhunter.wordpress.com/c...2-pdr-sc-guns/

Good info! Here's what I found about that gun:

Shiloh National Military Park

6-pounder bronze field guns, Model of 1841
Alger - Reg# 16 - INSP JWR - YR 42 - WT 879
Alger - Reg# 93 - INSP LABW - FDY# 469 - YR 53 - GRVS 15RH - L.B.DAVIES, James Type 1
Alger - Reg# 95 - INSP LABW - FDY# 471 - YR 53 - WT 8-1 - GRVS 15RH - L.B.DAVIES,
James Type 1
Alger - Reg# 125 - INSP BH - FDY# 591 - YR 55 - WT 880
Alger - Reg# 159 - INSP BH - FDY# 628 - YR 57

(Alger Cyrus Alger & Co., Boston MA)
(FDY=Foundry number)
(YR=Year cannon was completed and/or inspected)

Has this thread taken a geeky-historical turn for the better or what?
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