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Near Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

15-Inch Rodman

 
 
15-Inch Rodman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 15-Inch Rodman Marker
Inscription.
Designed by Thomas J. Rodman, U.S. Army Ordnance Officer, this type of cannon was the largest gun used in combat during the Civil War. These two Rodmans were brought to Fort Sumter as part of the 1870's modernization program.

Tube Weight: 50,000 pounds (22680 Kg)
Maximum Range: 5579 yards (5101 M)
 
Location. 32° 45.162′ N, 79° 52.493′ W. Marker is near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arming the Fort (here, next to this marker); 8-Inch Columbiad (here, next to this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Mining Casemate (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 (a few steps from this marker); 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege of Fort Sumter (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (within shouting distance of this marker); Casemates and Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
Markers and Cannons in Front of the Right Flank Casemates image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers and Cannons in Front of the Right Flank Casemates

1. Directions to Fort Sumter. The only way to reach the fort is by boat. Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Thomas Jackson Rodman. Thomas Jackson Rodman (July 31, 1816 – June 7, 1871) was an American artillerist, inventor, ordnance specialist, and career United States Army officer. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
15-Inch Rodman image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. 15-Inch Rodman
This Rodman gun was among a batch produced in 1867 by the Scott Foundry of Seyfert, McManus & Company of Reading, Pennsylvania. Among the Rodman's design features are the "mushroom" knob and the sockets where the elevating mechanism engaged the gun.
Thomas Jackson Rodman<br>July 31, 1816 – June 7, 1871 image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, 1865
4. Thomas Jackson Rodman
July 31, 1816 – June 7, 1871
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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