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ight Artillery, pose with their cannons ready to open fire, but in this case the warlike pose was for the camera only. The battery, raised in October 1862 by Captain John Nevin in Pittsburgh, Pa., actually never left the defenses of Washington during the war, and its potent Napoleon cannons never fired a

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