Civil War-era cannons returned to Front Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy re-installed two renovated cannons at Front Park on Thursday.

Many of the Civil-War era cannons were sold for scrap by the City of Buffalo during the Depression. An intern with the Conservancy discovered these cannons sitting in a storage lot.

President and CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler said, “It’s a very important commemoration of the Civil War. As a matter of fact, 31 years later, there was a great gathering right here at Front Park of Civil War veterans from all over the nation. And these cannons were part of the backdrop for that gathering of veterans.”

A total of eight cannons at Front Park used to face Lake Erie during the 19th Century.

The Conservancy hopes to find more of them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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