Item 103970 - Soldiers firing breechloading rifle at Battery Blair, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1930
- Item 103970 - Soldiers firing breechloading rifle at Battery Blair, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1930
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Battery Blair, built in 1903 at Fort Williams, was named in honor of Civil War General Francis P. Blair. The battery was equipped with two breechloading rifles that each fired a 12-inch diameter, 1070-pound shell up to eight miles.Show Details
The gun was last test fired on the day after the attack at Pearl Harbor, resulting in serious structural damage to the battery.