Winans Steam Gun

Item Info

Item No: pdca00028
Title: Winans Steam Gun
Additional Title: Captured by Colonel Jones on the Way to Harper's Ferry
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image shows an engineer standing on the platform of the gun next to the tall chimney stack. Several men on the left look on in interest, and standing near the curved shield at the front stands a gentleman wearing a dress coat and top hat. Another operator stands at the front of the weapon.


Wood engraving from photograph. Published in Harper's Weekly, May 25, 1861.

HMI Civil War Box 1

Creation Year: 1861
Creator Name: Weaver - Photographer