Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Abbott Howitzer - Page
17 votes

Like Kansas Memory?
Help us add more items by donating $$$.
Donate to Kansas Memory

This black and white photograph shows the artillery piece known as the Abbott Howitzer. The cannon, manufactured by the Ames Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was purchased in 1855 by free-state activist James Burnett Abbott. The howitzer protected Lawrence, Kansas, during the sacking of the city on May 21, 1856. It was later used during the Civil War by James Henry Lane's brigade in Missouri. At the end of the war, the cannon was returned to Lawrence where it remained until Abbott donated the artillery piece to the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: 1850s

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 221062
Call Number: 1881.101.1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 221062

Copyright © 2007-2015 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.