Cannon

Object Number: 
X.367
Date: 
1861-1863
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 68 x 27 1/2 in. ( 87.6 x 172.7 x 69.8 cm )
Marks: 
Stencilled: on gun carriage: "Col. Rush C. Hawkins/ Chairman &c &c/ N.Y. Historical Society/ Cor. 11st.& 2d Avenue NY"
Description: 
Small iron cannon on wooden carriage with stencilled inscription.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this cannon was the property of the 9th Regiment of New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves). The regiment was raised in New York and served from 1861-1863 fighting at Hatteras Inlet, Roanoke Island, Winton, South Mills, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Suffolk. The donor, Rush Christopher Hawkins, commanded the regiment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Rush Christopher Hawkins
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group