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Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

3 - inch Ordnance Rifle

Model 1861

 
 
3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
1. 3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
Inscription. These guns could defend against a cavalry attack. Loaded and aimed at the prison yard, Confederate cannon also discouraged mass escape.

Gun data
Gun tube: Wrought iron, 817 lbs.
Projectile: Shell and case shot
Range: ½ mile with case shot

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 32° 11.849′ N, 84° 7.763′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on Cemetery Road north of Prison Site Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is just east of the residential area of the village of Andersonville, in a National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The North Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 - pounder Field Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Day Order (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin (within shouting distance of this marker); Lizabeth A. Turner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clara Barton (about 300 feet away); Father Peter Whelan (about 300 feet away); Rhode Island (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Andersonville.
 
More about this marker.
3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
2. 3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground with the 3-inch Ordnance Rifle directly behind it. Some of the defensive earthworks can be seen in the background.
This marker is located in what use to be a Confederate military prison, in a small fortification that protected the prison both from Union military forces on the outside and from a mass uprising of the prisoners on the inside.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
3. 3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
View of both the historical marker and the featured 3-inch Ordnance Rifle in the foreground with a view of the site of the prison in the distant left/rear (southeast) of the picture.
3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2011
4. 3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
A distant view taken from the site of the prison of both the historical marker and the 3-inch Ordnance Rifle (far right) situated in an earthwork enclosure just outside of the prison.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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