WHEELING CANNON “Old Garibaldi”
WHEELING’S “OLD GARIBALDI” Civil War CANNON by John Bowman
“OLD GARIBALDI” was forged at Wheeling, Virginia’s La Belle Iron Works, Cut Nail Plant in 1861 and fired following the CIVIL WAR, the SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I, WORLD WAR II, the KOREAN WAR, the VIETNAM WAR, and the PERSIAN GULF WAR. The Cannon, named to honor Italian General Giuseppe Garibaldi sat undisturbed at the Nail Plant for one-hundred and fifty years. It is now displayed at West Virginia’s Independence Hall in Wheeling.
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