On this page we will do our best to describe what we know of the cannons that make up the Fort Number 8 memorial. We are not cannon experts by any means so if someone knows differently please let us know. All of these cannons are in in bad condition and will need a total overhaul. We feel the effort is worth it. The image above is a Krupps cannon fully restored. This is what we are trying to achieve with our efforts to all of these cannons and the grounds.
Civil War 13″ Dictator Mortar
This 13″ bore mortar was intended for siege and fortifications and not a field piece. It weighs in at over 17,00 pounds and shot a shell weighing 218 pounds with 20 pounds of powder over 4300 yards! You can click on image to view larger. Use the back arrow to return.
WWI German Krupp’s 150mm Field Artillery Piece
This field artillery piece is of German manufacture, circa 1917. It s a beautiful piece that can be expertly restored as you can see from the picture below it which is in front of the Norwood, MA municipal building. we would love to be able to bring this gun to the same condition as the one in Norwood. You can click on image to view larger. Use the back arrow to return.
This is another Krupps field artillery piece in rather bad shape, possibly 75 or 77mm. This gun had wooden wheels which are almost completely gone and seems to be standing up only because it has done so for so long.
Marker below is the stone marker commemorating the site of Fort Number 8.
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