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Civil War-era weapon makes debut at Texas City museum - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 22, 2014

Civil War-era weapon makes debut at Texas City museum

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:43 pm | Updated: 9:52 pm, Wed Jun 18, 2014.

TEXAS CITY — The three-quarter-inch sheets of plywood creaked and groaned Wednesday as a massive Civil War-era Dahlgren gun was slowly pushed and pulled through the Texas City Museum. 

The 8,400-pound gun spent more than 150 years under the murky waters of Galveston Bay and about another year at the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation at Texas A&M University in College Station before finally arriving at what should be its permanent home in the museum, 409 Sixth St. N. 

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