The Parrott Cannon was a type of muzzle loading rifled artillery weapon used extensively in the American Civil War. These cannons were invented by Robert Parker Parrott, a West Point graduate.
Several hundred Parrott gun tubes remain today, many adorning battlefield parks, county courthouses, museums, etc. The gun tubes made by Parrott's foundry are identifiable by the letters WPF (West Point Foundry) found on the gun tube, along with the initials RPP for Robert P. Parrott. The first production Parrott gun tube (Serial Number 1) still exists, and is preserved on a reproduction gun carriage in the center square of Hanover, PA, as part of a display commemorating the Battle of Hanover.
Certificate of Authenticity included.