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Oakland in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dahlgren Gun

 
 
Dahlgren Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
1. Dahlgren Gun Marker
Inscription.
Designed and built by Lt. John Dahlgren at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, D.C., year 1850. A nine inch gun weighing approximately 9,000 lbs., capable of shooting a projectile of 150 lbs. Used throughout the Civil War by the North and for some years later were the principal armament of American Naval Power. Principally used as a deck gun on Plymouth class Sloop-of-War vessels.
 
Location. 41° 1.403′ N, 74° 14.616′ W. Marker is in Oakland, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Ramapo Valley Road (New Jersey Route 202) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Ramapo Valley Road. Click for map. Marker is at the north end of Veterans Park in Oakland. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland NJ 07436, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacobus S. Demarest House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hendrik Van Allen House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hendrick Van Allen House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ackerman-Boyd House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Franklin Avenue
Marker in Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
2. Marker in Veterans Park
The marker is seen here at the base of the Dahlgren Gun.
(approx. 2 miles away); Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Bartholf Homestead (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Dahlgren, inventor of the Dahlgren Gun. (Submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. John Dahlgren (1809-1870). (Submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Dahlgren Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
3. Second Dahlgren Gun
Another Dahlgren Gun can be found a block away, at the southern end of Veterans Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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