In 1844, America's largest shipboard cannon wrought havoc on the government that had authorized its creation

Breninghouse, Bill
February 1999
Military History;Feb99, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p20
Focuses on the tragedy which happened during the exhibition of firing of the `Peacemaker' cannon of the warship USS Princeeton on February 28, 1844. Gathering of President John Tyler, members of his cabinet and guests during the event; Description of Princeton; Preparations made for the event.


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