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WiccanLiberal
06-16-2013, 03:07 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/conservation-big-guns-opened-civil-war-19415436#.Ub4MajBBlIE

Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the war in April 1861.
The sensors and modern rust-fighting epoxy coatings are being used to preserve historic siege and garrison guns, some of which were used to lob shells at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor when the war erupted. Union forces surrendered 34 hours after the bombardment started as the nation plunged into a bloody, four-year war.

hjmick
06-16-2013, 03:50 PM
GOD I love this part of the country...

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
06-16-2013, 06:37 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/conservation-big-guns-opened-civil-war-19415436#.Ub4MajBBlIE

Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the war in April 1861.
The sensors and modern rust-fighting epoxy coatings are being used to preserve historic siege and garrison guns, some of which were used to lob shells at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor when the war erupted. Union forces surrendered 34 hours after the bombardment started as the nation plunged into a bloody, four-year war.



And if those Yanks had not had most of the manufacturing capability we would have stomped them! Thank God that we didn't because the world needed the UNITES STATES of America in both big wars , ww1 and ww2.:salute:

Robert A Whit
06-16-2013, 06:52 PM
And if those Yanks had not had most of the manufacturing capability we would have stomped them! Thank God that we didn't because the world needed the UNITES STATES of America in both big wars , ww1 and ww2.:salute:

Did you know that the range of the shore batteries firing at Ft. Sumpter could just reach the walls of the fort?

Maj. Anderson had Zero casualties due to the shelling.