Fort Clinch State Park Cannon Acquisition

In 2012 and 2013, 84 BGES members partnered with the Friends of Fort Clinch State Park to raise more than $16,000 to purchase a full-scale operating 10-pounder Parrott Rifle artillery piece. It was turned over to the reenactment group at the fort in a driving rainstorm in May 2013. The state had a piece of the artillery at the fort, but state law prohibited it being used outside the fort. The donation of this piece provided living historians with the means of supporting regional requests for the operating historical presentation.

Live Firing

Watch the reenactment group fire the piece on August 1, 2015 in this YouTube Video uploaded by Anna B.