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Double Barreled Cannon, Athens

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3.2/5 based on 70 reviews on the web
The double-barreled cannon is an American Civil War-era experimental weapon and is now a modern landmark located in Athens, Georgia. While originally built for warfare, the cannon never saw battle.
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  • from late unpleasantness but i think it was a failed experiment. the idea was to put a cannon ball attached by a long chain in each barrel and fire them both at the same time in an attempt to cut a sw...  read more »
  • When I was a journalism student at UGA, I wrote a story for the Athens City magazine about this cannon. It was invented by a Confederate loyalist during the Civil War. In theory, it was supposed to fi...  read more »
  • Sitting on the courthouse square in Athens, GA, is a relic of the Civil War that never fired a shot. The double barrelled cannon was an interesting idea that should have left as just that, an idea. Th...  read more »
  • Hilariously, my family loves this thing. I'm not really into war relics, but apparently this double barrel is pretty unique ;)
  • Pretty cool if you're into that kind of thing.
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