Firing A Woodruff Cannon
Woodruff Gun researcher Randy Baehr believes that 40 such guns were made during the war. 30 went to the army. 6 went to the city of Quincy, IL (the town where they were made) for defense. 4 were sold to Col. Lindsay of Ironton. Linsay's 4 came into the fort and 2 of the army's thirty also showed up here prior to the battle. So, six were actually possessed by troops at Pilot Knob and were in the battle, though not used. Today only 6 are known to still exist. The museum was able to have one duplicated and during this Turner Brigade Spring Drill is the only time it was fired before being permanently placed inside the museum.
Civil War School Day with the Turner Brigade - Fall 2006