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 Posted: Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 10:23 pm
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Yes, I do have another shot.  Below is a 3/4 profile taken from the breech side. 

The detail you supplied on the other rifle is downright humerous.  Did they really misplace a cannon? ;)  That one now is one of two ordnance rifles sitting at Fort Stedman.  It and its partner sit back-to-back along what once was an adjoining trench.  The four guns inside the fort itself are all Napoleons.  I included a picture of the rifle pair for your curiosity.  The area behind the fence in the picture is the ground over which the confederate forces traveled to (temporarily) take the fort in April '65.  At the time of the picture this spring, it was closed off to protect Bald Eagle nests. 

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