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**FILE** Andy Franklin, of Whitepost, Va., prepares to fire a 10 pound Parrot Rifle cannon, in Manassas, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2011. The Parrot Rifle was capable of hitting targets a mile and a half away and this particular cannon was used in the Civil War movie "Gods and Generals."  (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
Photo by: Drew Angerer
**FILE** Andy Franklin, of Whitepost, Va., prepares to fire a 10 pound Parrot Rifle cannon, in Manassas, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2011. The Parrot Rifle was capable of hitting targets a mile and a half away and this particular cannon was used in the Civil War movie "Gods and Generals." (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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