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Double Barreled Cannon

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Address: Athens, GA

This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel...

This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.

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I took a picture of the double barreled cannon and read the article summary describing the details concerning it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Forest City, North Carolina
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Forest City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took a picture of the double barreled cannon and read the article summary describing the details concerning it.

Thank sparkyshine56
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the life of me I can't understand why this double barreled cannon is listed as an attraction. You take a look at it and wonder how it could every work. Beyond that, there's not much to say about it. There are many more interesting things to do in Athens than to spend time "viewing" this. But, if you are... More 

Thank RetiredDawg
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not being a great artistic masterpiece, The Double Barreled Cannon is worth a trip and photo. Its great location by City Hall always makes a good photo. Put the photo in with your others of Downtown Athens and the colorful bulldawgs, heck, even throw in some of the locally painted fire hydrants and you have a local art folder... More 

Thank Stan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

I guess you could file this under "It sounded good at the time..." A double-barrelled cannon designed to do what you would think--fire 2 cannonballs at once. However, they decided it would be a good idea to connect the 2 with a chain--wrong! The trick was to get the two barrels to fire at the same time and apparently that... More 

Thank Buckmode
Athens, GA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The double barreled canon is located downtown at the city hall. It is a quick tour stop around Athens. The story is interesting, good idea but didn't work out very well. Take a walk around downtown and check it out.

Thank UGA_guy_Athens_GA
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,024 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

from late unpleasantness but i think it was a failed experiment. the idea was to put a cannon ball attached by a long chain in each barrel and fire them both at the same time in an attempt to cut a swath of yankees off at the pass. i don't think it was ever attempted and failed. ever since i... More 

Thank Bbqman3341
Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

When I was a journalism student at UGA, I wrote a story for the Athens City magazine about this cannon. It was invented by a Confederate loyalist during the Civil War. In theory, it was supposed to fire two cannonballs simultaneously. The balls were linked by a chain that supposedly would mow down the advancing Union troops. But in testing... More 

Thank BeachguyWalt
Athens, GA
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Sitting on the courthouse square in Athens, GA, is a relic of the Civil War that never fired a shot. The double barrelled cannon was an interesting idea that should have left as just that, an idea. The purpose was to be able to fire both barrels simultaneously with a unique anti-personnel round; chained cannonballs. The designers lacked the technology... More 

Thank TBoltFan
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Well, it is a double barreled cannon, a design mistake. I guess it is unique, but you will spend 5 minutes looking at it and that will it it :-)

Thank JuankAthens
Athens, Georgia
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132 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Once you think about it, there are all sorts of potential problems with a double barrel canon. But there it is. Cool to see. Once.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro

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