|Henry, I'll tell you what I will do. I will be in Key West starting April 20 for a few days. I'll go to the mortar and find out what markings it has, measure the size, and see if I can find an exact history for that mortar. It should be fun to do so. There is only one mortar at Fort Zachary Taylor but some really, really impressive seacoast cannon. It is hard to believe the size. Can you imagine the range they must have had?
I hope I can find a park ranger who is knowlegable about the mortar. I can take a photo too, but it will involve my learning how to upload the dang thing to this web site.
Last edited on Fri Apr 10th, 2009 01:35 am by CleburneFan