Accession Number : ADA262744


Title :   Searching for the Navy, 32 Pounder Cannon at Columbus/Belmont State Park, Columbus, Kentucky.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT MEMPHIS TN


Personal Author(s) : McNeil, Jimmy D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262744.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : Between July 11 and July 14, 1991 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, provided equipment, support personnel, and a staff archaeologist (Mr. Jimmy McNiel) to help search for a Navy cannon lost in 1942. The cannon stood in the Columbia/Belmont State Park near the bluff edge. Due to an exceptionally wet spring and rising river a large portion of the bluff (and park) slumped into the river. The cannon was on the slide area. Mr. Charles Roberts of Clinton, Ky., had researched the cannon's location. Mr. Charles and local Judge Pruitt asked the Corps' help in locating the cannon. The cannon was not found.


Descriptors :   *GUNS , *ARCHEOLOGY , SEARCHING , EXCAVATION , DREDGING , CULTURAL RESOURCES , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE