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[Weapons] Fort McHenry's Light Artillery

Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore MD has an interesting collection of light artillery tubes ca. 1800. I recently obtained a copy of "Special Collections, FOMC, SC 87, Item No. 002" entitled "Drawings of 1812 Ordnance at FOMC." FOMC is government-ese for Fort McHenry.

These interesting drawings of many of the Fort's smaller pieces of ordnance were done by Mr. E.N. Rich when he accompanied the late Harold Peterson on a visit to the fort. There is no mention of an "E.N. Rich" that I could find in Peterson's classic "Round Shot and Rammers," Bonanza/Stackpole 1969, but the drawings in "Round Shot..." are at least reminiscent of Rich's drawings. Rich's dimensioned drawings should be useful to researchers.

I put together this small slide show containing recent photos of most of the Fort McHenry light artillery collection, and the 1960 E.N. Rich drawings. All of the photos and drawings are individually linked below if you need to capture the images, but if all you want is a brief tour, watch the slideshow by clicking on it below.

Photos of light artillery tubes at Fort McHenry:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6469.jpg
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http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6475.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6476.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6477.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6478.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6479.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6480.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6481.jpg
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http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6486.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6510a.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_6549.jpg
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Drawings by E.N. Rich, 1960:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7200a.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7200b.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7203a.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7203b.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7205a.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7205b.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7207a.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7207b.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/cannonmn/miscforumsetc/forums4/IMG_7210a.jpg
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