Cannons Returned To The Alamo

Two cannons that were used during the battle of the Alamo are back where they belong.

The historic weapons were brought back to the Alamo grounds Tuesday afternoon after a long restoration project.

The Texas A&M Conservation Research Lab did the honors. The process included removing several layers of paint and corrosion. A special sealant was also placed on the cannons to protect them from the elements.

During the clean up it was discovered that one of the cannons was more than 100 years old at the time of the siege. There was even a cannonball lodged inside the one known as the Spanish gun but it’s not clear if it was loaded during the battle.

The second cannon, called the Rio Grande gun was likely produced in the late 1700’s at a foundry in Wales.

The cannons are on display on the Alamo grounds.



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