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Double Barreled Cannon, Athens

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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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  • August 9, 2017
    This unique double-barreled cannon was created for possible use during the Civil War, but never actually saw action. It was one of those "better in theory than in practice" creations, but a great uniq...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Here we have a not so civil, Civil War weapon. Rumor has it that the design was leaked by the Yanks so that the Confederates would do themselves in when the thing was fired. Fortunately, the Rebs figu...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This has been a trademark for Athens for over 50 years and is worth seeing. I do not think these types ever really worked properly but there are very few of them which were ever made. It is something ...  more »
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  • March 23, 2017
    Best double cannon anywhere! It's cannon AND it has two barrels that could shoot at the same time!!!
  • July 27, 2016
    Hilariously, my family loves this thing. I'm not really into war relics, but apparently this double barrel is pretty unique ;)
  • June 7, 2016
    Pretty cool if you're into that kind of thing.

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