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.

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