A Gun from the VIZCAYA in Columbia, Tennessee
Contributed by Charles
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The following images are of a gun which was taken from
the wreckage of the Spanish Cruiser VIZCAYA
lost at the the Battle of Santiago.
The gun appears to be a 14 cm gun Hontoria quickfire gun, one of eight
carried by the vessel.
Today, the gun rests outside of the Columbia,
Tennessee Municipal Building located at 310 West 7th Street in
Columbia. The gun is almost across the street from the President James
K. Polk ancestral home at 301 West 7th Street.
This is an image of the gun as seen from the front.
The gun as seen from the side, rear.
The inscription on the front if the gun shield. It reads:
SANTIAGO JULY 3, 1898"
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