Looking for any information on the whereabouts of Capt J.W. Morton's (Forrest's Chief of Artillery) 2 3 inch steel lined "Rodmans"
They were captured in Tennessee in 1862 and given to Capt Morton. He wrote a book published in 1909 and at that time, he stated they were on the Capital grounds in Nashville.
An inquiry to there only suggested they "may" have been used in a scrap iron drive for WWI.
His book was published in 1909 (probably wrote 1905-1908) and I think Chickamauga Battlefield Park was opened in 1909 with Capt Morton as head of the Park Commission. I have heard that he placed one gun at each day's position that he held during the battle.
Chickamauga list 2 Singer and Nimrick 3" Rodmans dated 1862, but an inquiry to Lee White there states he has no idea.
Anyone have any more info on this they could share? I wonder if the park service is "hiding" them (I am NOT claiming that Mr. White lied to me, so PLEASE don't think that) because of their value?
I can find no listing of the numbers of the guns captured in 1862 to compare.
Anyone have contact for Wayne Stark? If so, I will ask him for help in this matter too.