This announcement, dated Jan. 5, 2010, came across my desk today. Please pass along in hopes the equipment is found and not fenced.
Cannon, limber and covered 18 foot car hauler was stolen from a private lot at 4218 Pelham, Dearborn Heights, MI. Locked up inside this trailer was the entire gear belonging to Battery B First Michigan Light Artillary.
The trailer has distinctive bullet hole decals running along both sides and giant cannonball splat on the back door.
The owner wants this information out quickly as the more eyes out looking, the better chances of the equipment being found.
Stolen cannon description: US 1841 6pdr cannon mark C.A. & CO on trunnions 298 over W.V. on muzzle. No. 5 Limber US. 6 pdr.
Trailer is a charcoal grey 2000 Haulmark 18 foot covered car hauler. VIN 16HGB1834YHO65667.
>>> Please forward to any and all your C.W. reenactors and reenacting
>>> Police Contact is: Dearborn Hgts. Police
>>> 313 277-6770
>>> Officer Beaudree
>>> Case # 2010-84