Firing the 30-pounder rifled Parrott cannon at Fort Pulaski, GA

  • Published on Jun 22, 2015
  • June 13, 2015. I silenced portions of the video because of wind noise. The actual report was much louder than it sounds in the video. My digital camera could not capture a sound that loud.

Comments • 362

  • luis angel galarraga

    QUE ESCUADRA DE PELOTUDOS,,,algo mas insignificante que armar un cañon y ver como dispara A USA lo tendrian que fundar de vuelta haci le cambian esa mentalidad por tirar tiros y el olor a polvora.........

  • bmb6
    bmb6 2 days ago

    Ok everybody go home now

  • Old Fashioned
    Old Fashioned 8 days ago


  • Merc 015837
    Merc 015837 18 days ago +3

    Turn the cannon around, by the time you fire the front line is a half mile behind you....

  • riheg
    riheg 22 days ago +1

    Fake! Theres no recoil.

  • Walter dario Jaimez
    Walter dario Jaimez 26 days ago

    Asta que terminen de cargar el cañón el enemigo los mató 10 veces 😂

  • Michael Studer
    Michael Studer Month ago +1

    Zero recoil ^^ fucking joke ^^

  • Frank Lyons
    Frank Lyons Month ago +8

    It's not a 30 pounder if there isn't a 30 pounder.

  • Emeron Jackson
    Emeron Jackson Month ago

    Mo Milla... strongman dance.... rhaaaaaak

  • Mike M
    Mike M Month ago +1

    all that and a lil pop....

  • Сергей UB8AAQ

    И в бою такие понты?

  • Zoes Dada
    Zoes Dada Month ago +3

    This is not "firing" the weapon. It's nothing but a quarter load with no projectile.

  • yuweryu uewebwbewecb

    Весёлые Индийские Артиллеристы

  • Крутой Каменьщик

    что за клоунада...

  • Alan Thomas
    Alan Thomas Month ago +1

    Powder only?

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  Month ago

      Yes. No projectile, so there was no recoil. The actual report was much louder than it sounds in the video.

  • Jeremy Gleave
    Jeremy Gleave 2 months ago

    Thank heavens there was no war!

  • heidi Holiday
    heidi Holiday 2 months ago +1

    Not a military charge.

  • Teej Andres
    Teej Andres 2 months ago

    Powder charge..? How sad.

  • Don Embrey
    Don Embrey 2 months ago +1

    Looks like a City crew😂😂

  • jonkka3
    jonkka3 2 months ago +1

    2min 49sec wasted

  • Kb Calib
    Kb Calib 2 months ago +1

    How did the Union win the war with those slow-firing cannons?

  • carpe diem
    carpe diem 3 months ago

    Hey, you forgot the projectile!!!

  • RoscoPeco Train
    RoscoPeco Train 3 months ago

    that was essentially a blank. Powder only, (can't tell if it was a reduced load) and no projectile. If it was a live round she woulda jumped. That was the whole sticks thing. They were faking rolling it back up to position after it jumped back from a previous shot. Still fun to watch tho. Thanks for sharing.

  • HALO studioz
    HALO studioz 3 months ago


  • The Samurai
    The Samurai 3 months ago +1

    It takes 3 hours to prepare for God sake

  • icelineman
    icelineman 3 months ago

    Drummer Hoff fired it off!!

  • Bob Stixck
    Bob Stixck 3 months ago +1


  • Otto Allen
    Otto Allen 4 months ago +1

    Damn yankees!!!!

  • Gregory Scott Fairbanks Sr.

    Nancy is the name of a cannon they used to fire off at Kennesaw Mt. Ga. Don't recall if it was US or CSA. Loud as a thunder clap! Can't imagine scores of them banging about and echoing off that granite mount. A true killing field. We matched around it after a spell and took Atlanta. Visible from the top 15 or so miles away. Freekin war!!!

  • John Lindsay
    John Lindsay 4 months ago

    Why do that use a pig tail ? Be for the powder and ball

  • Elvir Hadzic
    Elvir Hadzic 4 months ago +2

    These cannons are really stupid in their time, today’s, I can fire about 50 rounds in a minute, while they taking 20 minute for one

    • HostileLemons
      HostileLemons 4 months ago

      No they are just doing it very slowly. Normal reload times are much much quicker

  • Nerf Elite Army
    Nerf Elite Army 4 months ago +2

    Sir, the 17-pounder won’t fit!

    Put it in sideways

  • chevy vett
    chevy vett 4 months ago

    Man that looks so slow to reload

  • xzqzq
    xzqzq 4 months ago

    The reinforcement band at the breach looks like a good idea.

  • Argyle McGoogin
    Argyle McGoogin 4 months ago +8

    The piece never moved an inch. I was hoping for a full service load with projectile. Oh well, still better than a kick in the basket.

    • riheg
      riheg 22 days ago

      Argyle McGoogin its fake. Not an actual demonstration.

  • Louis Edwards
    Louis Edwards 4 months ago

    I'll bet if they where talking fier thay would (Get the lead out)😑,,,,,,yes I know,cannon balls are made of iron,

  • Louis Edwards
    Louis Edwards 4 months ago

    What? No Ball,

  • Mark Rowland
    Mark Rowland 4 months ago

    This is a Parrott Rifle. Not a cannon. Rifles use cylindrical projectiles. Many cannon were bored, sleeved with a rifled cylinder for the advantages. As modern ships motor or steam they don't sail anymore. About time we all caught up. We don't reefer to a Barrett 50cal as a musketoon, nor a PPK as a pepper-box. I would like to see a real cannon fired, a 20 inch Rodman. Rodmans didn't rupture, killing all about and their propellant was superior.

  • Paul Noel
    Paul Noel 4 months ago +1

    With these big guns, they are so loud you more feel them than hear them. They shake you up inside. I am sure being on the end being shelled was just awful. (Even if you got missed)

  • Evacuation Earth
    Evacuation Earth 5 months ago

    2:18 smh

  • Olumin
    Olumin 5 months ago


    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  5 months ago

      Oops. I was thinking of the IX-inch Dahlgren, which I'm using in a novel. The 30-pounder Parrott had a 4.2 inch muzzle, which would be 107 mm.

    • Olumin
      Olumin 5 months ago

      @Stagecoacher thank you.

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  5 months ago +1

      The caliber was 9 inches, but if you want that in mm, it is about 229 mm.

  • rudra pratap singh
    rudra pratap singh 5 months ago +1

    I have also gone on elephanta. There I saw 2 cannons on the hill but I did not understand that who built it, that cannons are very big

  • John Jones
    John Jones 6 months ago +10

    You can always tell an old artilleryman, but he won't be able to hear it.

  • Jon Lukens
    Jon Lukens 6 months ago

    Jis fir the dang thun

  • President Turtle
    President Turtle 6 months ago


  • Mountain Months
    Mountain Months 6 months ago

    what are they using 1/30th of a charge? these things were supposed to be loaded with several pounds of gunpowder

    • Stagecoacher
      Stagecoacher  6 months ago

      The actual report was much louder than you hear in the video. The camera overloaded on a sound that loud.

  • Max Palin
    Max Palin 6 months ago

    How they wan the was if they were shooting so slowly? ...Maybe the Alliens helped a little.....

  • Nolan Forsyth
    Nolan Forsyth 6 months ago +7

    Pretty slow if you ask me. 🐒🤔😂

  • Don McMannamy
    Don McMannamy 6 months ago

    All it is is a powder shot no round was fired but till nice to watch

  • David Haun
    David Haun 6 months ago +2

    Must have some damn BIG parrots in Georgia!😂

    • David Haun
      David Haun Day ago

      @Paul Noel sorry, just saw this, I was a Gunnersmate in the Navy as was my father who retired out, also my great grand father marched with Sherman through Atlanta and Savannah. I was just throwing some humor in there! 😄

    • Paul Noel
      Paul Noel 4 months ago

      Did you look at the Uniforms. The Parrot Guns were USA not CSA. The USA was the first country to really bring in rifled big guns that were cast or machined iron/steel. These civil war guns were so effective that their use with minor modifications mostly breech loading went on well up to World War 2. I was on Corregidor Philippines and saw the big guns there and most of them were Civil War type. . These ancient design guns stopped General Homma for 5 months and cost him more than 100,000 soldiers. The Union Army (USA) lined up cannon at what is now Chickamauga dam all the way to the Chickamauga battlefield 23 miles away almost wheel to wheel. Today the road is called Gun Barrel Road for this. These cannons later surrounded Atlanta Georgia and forced the withdrawal of CSA forces and they burned the town as they left. Similar forces surrounded Richmond and forced Lee to Appomattox.

      I never used to understand that Appomattox event then I learned that Sherman had wheeled north after taking Savanna Georgia and cut a swath through the Carolinas into Virginia. Lee withdrew from Richmond and headed for the southern end of the Shenandoah only to find General Sherman in his face and General Grant at his heels. He was trapped! It would have been a massacre if they had fought. The game was over.

  • Ronnie Bishop
    Ronnie Bishop 6 months ago +3

    If it takes them that long to fire one round the damn war will be over.

    • curt tollefson
      curt tollefson 4 months ago

      Back then the solider's were proficient and professional to the actor's..

  • Joseph Astier
    Joseph Astier 6 months ago +2

    "What do you mean we don't have any shells? I thought YOU were supposed to bring them!"

  • Mark Bravo
    Mark Bravo 6 months ago

    I Heard it Called The
    " Art of Tillery "
    Them Dam Yankees make it look moronic . let's see them get off 3 Shells a minute.

  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith 6 months ago

    There go Esau playing with his toys lol

  • Geo Thomas
    Geo Thomas 6 months ago

    I guess the audience had to be told when to clap.

  • rsgleason
    rsgleason 7 months ago

    By the time they reload it the battle would be over.

  • stormywindmill
    stormywindmill 7 months ago

    It was a drill to demonstrate the actions in loading and firing a canon not an action replay of a battle scene. I have been part of a gun crew with a smaller 12 lb cannon

  • Robert White
    Robert White 7 months ago +2

    No recoil, no projectile , no fun ! 13 bravo

    • mikhail2400
      mikhail2400 4 months ago +1

      No 100lb shells, no fuses, no charge 8 red bag, no CHECK FIRE, fall to the rear of the gun!!, no fun!! 13 ECHO

  • Eric Sanchez
    Eric Sanchez 7 months ago

    Damm these dudes go No Skills..