Double Barreled Cannon, Athens
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.To visit Double Barreled Cannon on your holiday in Athens, and find out what else Athens has to offer, use our Athens trip builder.
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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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