The National Chicago Civil War Show Sept. 29, 2018 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds Presents:
Come see an original Confederate 1861 bronze 6 Pdr rifled gun – Serial #1 made by Skates & Co., Mobile, Alabama. This gun fired one of the last shots of the Civil War before it was captured At Fort Blakely April 9, 1865. Original projectiles from the battlefield confirm its location and use. Owner, Ken Knoll, has researched and gathered the history of the gun, as well as the maker Skates & Co. and will be displaying his collection for all to see. This display has won two previous Best of Show Awards.