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10-Pounder Parrott Rifle

 
 
10-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker
Inscription.
This cast iron rifle with its band of wrought iron reinforced the breech was a modern weapon of the day. It was effective at moderately long range. The 20-pounder, similar except for size, was the heaviest rifled cannon used at Antietam.
 
Location. 39° 28.492′ N, 77° 44.734′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, near the Dunker Church. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (here, next to this marker); Lee’s Artillery Battalion (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (a few steps from this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder (a few steps from this marker); New York State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website.
10-Pounder Parrott Rifle with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle with Marker
(Submitted on August 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Parrott rifle. The gun was invented by Captain Robert Parker Parrott,[1] a West Point graduate. He resigned from the service in 1836 and became the superintendent of the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York. He created the first Parrott Rifle (and corresponding projectile) in 1860 and patented it in 1861. (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
10-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker
10-Pounder Parrott Rifle and Other Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle and Other Cannon
Artillery on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
5. Artillery on the Antietam Battlefield
The 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle is the leftmost seen here.
10-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker<br>First From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker
First From the Left
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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