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Shepherd Brooks Saltonstall cannon

Shepherd Brooks Saltonstall cannon Brass six-pounder cannon on a ship-style gun carriage

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    [ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

    The inscription on this cannon reads, in part: "This Cannon was captured from the British at the Battle of New Orleans January 8th 1815." Rezin D. Shepherd purchased the cannon and passed it down to his Brooks and Saltonstall heirs, who reportedly used it to fire croquet balls on festive occasions.