Cannon I have barely seen
Photo of a baby cannon fired during a 2007 Revolutionary war reenactment at the Nathan Hale Homestead.
The cannon was tiny (you can almost make out the kid in the smoke, with fingers in his ears). I assume it wasn’t intended to be a replica of a real cannon, or was it?
Also, anyone know if this is an accurate representation of how much smoke an early modern cannon would give off? I’m not a reenactor and haven’t attended many events, so I don’t know if original gunpowder recipes are actually used, or if reenactors like to add lots of smoke, à la Hollywood explosions…
[EDIT: Since I raised the question, I might as well give you all a better view of the cannon in question:
A one-pounder perhaps?]