The Monmouth College Cannon

  • Wallace Barnes in 1904
  • Boys of the Class of 1904
  • Cannon Screw

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The Cannon - The Guilty Students

Wallace Barnes, also known as the "Ring Leader" of the cannon theft, was just one of the nine students who was involved with this college prank. The group of students involved in this "prank" included Maurice Rees, James Peacock, Timothy Campbell, Ed Swan, Adam Miller, Nelson Hall, Russell Story, Zenas Spicer, and Wallace Barnes.

Andrew Wallace Barnes, The Truth about the Cannon of 1903: Barnes Reveals Details of Mystery, Monmouth College Bulletin, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3:Civil War,

Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001

Jeff Rankin, Personal Interview, 30 Sep 2013.

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