Hughes Cannon Makes Noise, Impresses [Video]

by Mike Kendra on October 11, 2009

During what I remember as being the 2nd relay of the cannon match, I found this cute little breechloading gun on position 1. It’s a reproduction of what’s known as a Hughes Cannon, and this was it’s first match fired at 200 yards.

This gun is fired by Chris Hubbard, Brian Haack, and Warren Flynn of the  7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry with Ed Flint of the 14th Mississippi assisting.

This video runs about 3 minutes, and it’s narrated by my wife Ami. I hope you enjoy it!


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(Updated 10/12/2009 to correct member names.)

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Robert C. Hubbard Jr. October 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Very informative and well done video of the Hughes gun. Also like your blog.

Bob Hubbard
7th Wis Inf Vols.

Richard Carling August 15, 2011 at 12:17 am

What weight of shot were you firing?
How much does the barrel and cooling jacket weigh? Could it be hand lifted and carried by horse?

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