Whitworth Cannon

an HMS American Cultures collaborative production


Though the Whitworth cannon was very accurate, it had a myriad of problems with the breech mechanism. According to Colonel E.P. Alexander, the Whitworth was not as desirable a weapon as the 3-inch Ordnance Rifle.

Online Sources:
Heiser, John. "Big Guns at Gettysburg." U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. May 1998. Web. 31 May 2010. <http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/soldierlife/artillery.htm>.

Image sources:
Whitworth Cannon. Digital image. Civil War Academy. Ads by Google. Web. 31 May 2010. http://www.civilwaracademy.com/whitworth.html.