— The Manassas Museum System —Some of the Confederate cannons placed at Manassas and nearby Centreville were for show only. These non-functioning cannon were intended to deceive Union soldiers who might turn their telescopes on the earthworks: "This was nothing other than huge mock guns of wood—?Quaker guns' as they have come to be called....Some of these Quaker guns are mere logs with the bark on, just as they come from the tree. Others have the end pointing outward, colored black. Others again are fashioned into the form of a columbiad, blackened at the muzzle and for about two-thirds of their length, and having bungholes bored at the breech.... In these forts I personally saw at least twelve, more or less trimmed to the shape of heavy siege guns, and blackened, and some twenty more, not subjected to this artistic process of deception...
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286874 N 4292316|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75383333, -77.45263333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.23', W 77° 27.158'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 13.80" N, 77° 27' 9.48" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8401 Quarry Rd, Manassas VA 20110, US|
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