The shot heard all around Prospect
Michael McLain (cq) of Bucksport and friend Destinee Knight of Hermon, covered their ears as members of the 6th Maine Light Artillery Civil War re-enactment group fired their reproduction of a Civil War era 10 lb Parrott rifle during a demonstration at Fort Knox Saturday morning, July 3, 2010. The Friends of Fort Knox sponsored Saturday's Civil War history event which also included a demonstration of Civil War medical practices. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)
Members of the 6th Maine Light Artillery, a Civil War re-enactment group, covered their ears as they demonstrated the sonorous firepower of a reproduction of a Civil War-era 10 lb. Parrott rifle. Pulling the lanyard to fire the cannon was Pvt. Bill Lannon, far left, of Ellsworth. Manning the worm (i.e., a device used to remove material from the cannon's bore after it was fired) was Corporal Ben Trudel (top, center) of Old Town. Manning the damp sponge rammer was Trudel's father, Sgt. Jim Trudel (bottom) of Hermon. The Friends of Fort Knox sponsored Saturday's Civil War history event which also included a demonstration of Civil War medical practices. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Posted July 03, 2010, at 6:01 p.m.