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Old 04-30-2003, 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by Spavined Gelding
I suspect that what you are thinking of is a 12 pounder light gun from Rorty’s Rhode Island Battery.
Nope. I happen to live about 15 miles from Gettysburg, and downstairs in the exhibit center is one damaged cannons mixed in among all the others. I managed to find a picture of it on the web:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt/d13e5/

From the web site:
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Imagine the rage of the battle seeing this cannon which had exploded.
It's been a while since I've taken the tour, but as I recall there is a plaque near the cannon that says no cannons exploded during the battle of Gettysburg. This one exploded at some sort of celebration later, but had been used in the battle of Gettysburg. That's my memory of the exhibit, but I wasn't able to find a cite for it on the internet.