Originally Posted by motocopter
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.
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)
(YR=Year cannon was completed and/or inspected)
Has this thread taken a geeky-historical turn for the better or what?