Saturday, June 1, 2013

Parrot Rifle

These muzzle loading cannons, or Parrot Rifles, could fire 100-pound projectiles. They were cast at West Point Foundry in New York. During the Civil War they were part of the armament of the U.S. Steamer Nipsic. Today they are on display on the Iowa State Capitol Complex as part of the Monuments and Memorials Tour in Des Moines.

Previous articles in the series:
Allison Monument
American Revolution
Bicentennial Fountain
Bicentennial Time Capsule
Centennial Time Capsule
Christopher Columbus Memorial
Crocker Memorial
Daniel Cooper Memorial Tree
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Flagpole
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Bench
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Sundial
Great Seal of Iowa
Japanese Bell and Bell House
Korean War Memorial
Liberty Bell
Lincoln and Tad
Martin Luther King, Jr. Tree
Memorial Bench

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