Big guns at the Battle of Craney Island

This period illustration of various cannon used by naval ships during the War of 1812 range from 8-pound to 32-pound guns. The American defenses at Craney Island mounted one 18-pound and two 24-pound guns, giving them a significant advantage over the British assault force's 6-pound field pieces.

( Courtesy of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum / June 19, 2013 )

This period illustration of various cannon used by naval ships during the War of 1812 range from 8-pound to 32-pound guns. The American defenses at Craney Island mounted one 18-pound and two 24-pound guns, giving them a significant advantage over the British assault force's 6-pound field pieces.

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