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

8-Inch Columbiad

 
 
8-Inch Columbiad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 8-Inch Columbiad Marker
Inscription. When the Confederates opened fire in April 1861, several 8-inch Columbiads were mounted in Fort Sumter. This weapon probably has remained here since then, weathering the Union bombardment of 1863 and the clean up of the 1870's. Archeological excavations uncovered this Columbiad in 1959.

Maximum Range: 4800 yards (4389 M)
 
Location. 32° 45.163′ N, 79° 52.488′ 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 15-Inch Rodman (here, next to this marker); Arming the Fort (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Siege of Fort Sumter (a few steps from this marker); Mining Casemate (a few steps from this marker); 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Directions to Fort Sumter. The only way to reach the fort is by boat.
8-Inch Columbiad and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 8-Inch Columbiad and Marker
Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
8-Inch Columbiad image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. 8-Inch Columbiad
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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