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

42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled

 
 
42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled Marker
Inscription.
Confederates rifled this cast iron cannon to improve its accuracy and effective range.

Maximum Range: 3803 yards (3477 M)
 
Location. 32° 45.155′ N, 79° 52.506′ 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. See links below for more information about access to the site. 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. Mining Casemate (a few steps from this marker); Casemates and Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Arming the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); 15-Inch Rodman (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (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); 8-Inch Columbiad (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Huger (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Directions to Fort Sumter. The only way to reach the fort is
42-Pounder and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 42-Pounder and Marker
by boat. Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Rifling. Rifling is the process of making helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which imparts a spin to a projectile around its long axis. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
42-pdr Seacoast Gun - Banded and Rifled image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. 42-pdr Seacoast Gun - Banded and Rifled
Confederates banded and rifled this seacoast gun, which was originally a smoothbore, during the Civil War. The work was likely done in Charleston by the firm of James Eason & Brothers. All markings have disappeared due to corrosion.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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