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The Salvaging of this Gun

( 11 inch Dahlgren )

 
 
The Salvaging of this Gun Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. The Salvaging of this Gun Marker
Located on the cannon itself
Inscription.
was accomplished by the heroic efforts of Adolphus W. and James C. Lacoste and others
after engineers of both Federal and Confederate Armies had pronounced it impossible.
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Due to the untiring efforts of Major John Johnson, C.S.A., Mayor J. Adger Smythe and Congressman William Elliot. Materially aided by Lieut. Johnson Hagood, U.S.A., the gun was raised from the sands of Sullivans Island where it had lain since the close of the War Between the States, and saved to posterity.
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This tablet is placed by Charleston Chapter U.D.C. No. 4, in commemoration of these loyal citizens.

 
Erected by Charleston Chapter U.D.C. No. 4,.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.207′ N, 79° 55.734′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Battery Street near South Battery Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Affixed to the gun, in Battery Park - White Point Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
The Salvaging of this Gun Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 4, 2003
2. The Salvaging of this Gun Marker
Dahlgren guns were muzzle loading naval artillery designed by John A. Dahlgren USN, (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870) mostly used in the period of the American Civil War.
. To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleven - Inch Dahlgren Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Pringle (DD-477) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane Hugo (within shouting distance of this marker); Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gilmore Simms (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Eleven Inch Dahlgren Gun Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 2005
3. Eleven Inch Dahlgren Gun
Eleven Inch Dahlgren Gun at Battery Park Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 4, 2003
4. Eleven Inch Dahlgren Gun at Battery Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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