This cannon is from Rickett’s battery (Griffin’s Guns commanded by Capt. Charles Griffin) on the hill near the Henry House on the Manassas Battle Field. This is specifically from the east side of the line. Ricketts battery received a devastating point blank volley from Virginian Infantry near the wood. Walking the battlefield it is amazing how peaceful it seems and yet, approximately 150 years ago, there were two battles fought here that caused significant casualties to both sides.
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