The Union's Big Guns

Officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery stand beside the 13-inch seacoast mortars on the banks of Wormley Creek aimed at the Confederate earthworks in Yorktown.

( Courtesy of the Library of Congress / March 31, 2012 )

Officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery stand beside the 13-inch seacoast mortars on the banks of Wormley Creek aimed at the Confederate earthworks in Yorktown.

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