The Varnum Continentals’ Rhode Island National Guard-issued 1903 field gun and limber has been moved to the Benefit Street Arsenal (BSA) Museum as part of a 2-year loan deal between the two organizations.
This incredible piece of early 20th-century artillery (with its original paint and patina) will be on display in their main hall. The BSA is essentially the birthplace and home of Rhode Island’s artillery units. The Rhode Island 103rd Field Artillery Unit likely used this gun in training before heading off to Europe.
The Varnum Memorial Armory Museum currently does not have the space to publicly display this amazing piece, so we are thrilled for it to be on public display in a beautiful location.