CSS ALABAMA CANNON
My thanks to Phillip Nasser for this interesting piece!
Today the 32 pounder was delivered to the Museum of Mobile in grand style, and many pictures were made. The one in the Museum is in front of an enlarged to life size photo from 1864, showing Kell right by the cannon on deck.
The conservation in Charleston was superb. It looks almost new.
The carriage was constructed by the experts at the Mobile shops with great pride. The wrought iron fittings were made by the Gulf Coast Blacksmiths Association. All precisely to the original plans that Andy Bowcock obtained for us.
This was a great day, the culmination of 7 years work by many people.
From Free North Carolina