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Widow Blakely

From Neff Cannons

The Widow Blakely was a British built gun delivered to the Confederacy. It was the lone Blakely at Vicksburg. The gun was on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and firing on the Federal gun boats. During the Battle of Vicksburg, on May 22, 1863, a shell exploded in the muzzle splitting the end of the gun. Two feet were cut off and the piece was then fired as a mortar. The Widow Blakely had a 7.44" bore.

Having several U.S. gun boats on the Mississippi River, it is safe to say that the Federals’ 42 pounder and the Confederates’ Widow Blakely fired upon each other in the American Civil War.

1/6 Scale: $2,635
1/10 Scale: $995


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