Patriots' Day Brass Cannons, Concord
Patriots' Day (April 19th) brings out the Concord Independent Battery, a ceremonial group that fires brass cannons for fun in Concord MA. (More...)

 

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The company's cannons and caissons are hauled by horse teams through the town along the Patriots' Day parade route to the field between Old North Bridge and the Old Manse.

The guns are charged, the charges rammed and tamped, the fuses lit, and whooom!

Babies cry! Kids wince. Adults cheer!

The company reloads and fires again.Boom!

 

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Brass cannons, Concord MA

 

Brass cannons, Concord MA