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Cannon seized during Spanish American War.

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Diane Davis

This cannon was captured by the United States military in the West Indies in 1898 during the Spanish American War. It was manufactured on May 24, 1769. President William McKinley donated the cannon to Charlotte in 1900. It was placed in front of Post Office on West Trade Street. This photograph was taken on May 16, 1958. Today it is located at the Charlotte Museum of History on Shamrock Drive.

Physical Description: black and white glossy

Publisher: Unknown

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Donated By: 
JerryJerry Hendricks
Image Collection Category: 
Hornet's Nest
Image Collection Format: 
Black and White