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Letter from 1st Lt. Jared A. Smith and Capt. S.V. Benét to Colonel A. H. Bowman, dated July 20, 1863, detailing the results from testing the penetration and effect of shots and shells of Parrott guns, including the 6.4 inch (100-pdr.) and 8 inch…

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This Parrott Rifle, now on Trophy Point, was made at the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York in 1863. It was mounted on Morris Island, South Carolina in January, 1864 during the siege of Charleston. Unlike many other Parrott rifles, this one…

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Lincoln letter, nominating the mortally wounded Buford as a Major General

Class Album photograph of Adelbert Ames (USMA May 1861)
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