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Firing an 18th-century cannon

Firing an 18th-century cannon

Reenactors fire an eighteenth-century cannon at Alamance Battleground. The cannon is typical of the artillery used by Governor Tryon’s troops during the Battle of Alamance in 1771.


Commanding officer (00:06)

** piece!

Pass* sponge!

Tend vent!

Sponge piece!

Hand off cartridge!

Charge piece!

Ram down cartridge!



[Crowd cheering] (01:01)

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