New Addition

With the freshly unveiled 19th Century cannon in the foreground, Library visitors admire the new addition.
Photo by Megan Bean

February 3, 2020

Visitors gather around a Model 1841 cannon after its unveiling at Mississippi State on Monday [Feb. 3]. On loan to MSU from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, it now sits outside the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library in Mitchell Memorial Library. Commissioned in 1846, the artillery artifact is believed to have been used  in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.