[Rebel Cannon]

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Photograph of a Mexican rebel artillery team. This artillery team has just fired a cannon shell into the distance and is preparing to fire another cannon shell. The artillery team is using a breech loading cannon. The man on the far left of the photo is holding a cannon ramrod. The cannon ramrod was used to keep the barrel clean from dirt, debris, and residual gun powder. An unspent cannon shell can be seen in the center of the photograph.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Aultman, Otis A. [1910..1920].

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by El Paso Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 45 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of a Mexican rebel artillery team. This artillery team has just fired a cannon shell into the distance and is preparing to fire another cannon shell. The artillery team is using a breech loading cannon. The man on the far left of the photo is holding a cannon ramrod. The cannon ramrod was used to keep the barrel clean from dirt, debris, and residual gun powder. An unspent cannon shell can be seen in the center of the photograph.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Notes

The breech loading cannon, as seen in this photograph, was loaded with the artillery shell using a small door that would open at the rear of the cannon barrel. The older front loading cannons were loaded with the gun powder and the projectile round through the front of the barrel. The ammunition rounds that were used between the two types of cannons were also significantly different. The older front loading cannons used a more rounded projectile (such as cannon balls) whereas the breech cannon used a bullet–shaped projectile.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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  • [1910..1920]

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  • 1910~ - 1920~

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 6, 2009, 7:38 p.m.

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  • Oct. 30, 2013, 11:29 a.m.

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Aultman, Otis A. [Rebel Cannon], photograph, [1910..1920]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63294/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting El Paso Public Library.