• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Fort Foote

    Park Maryland

"A powerful enclosed work"

Fort Foote was constructedin 1863  atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Two of the Guns that prtoected Washington are still there along with the remains of the fort's earthworks.

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rodoman cannon ball

A 15 inch Rodman Gun like those at Fort Foote can throw a 450lbs cannon ball accurately for 3 miles and pierce a 12 inch thick plate of iron. More...