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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

10” Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad

 
 
10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
1. 10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad Marker
Inscription.
Manufactured at Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond, Virginia
CSA

This cannon was used by Alabama Confederate Forces in the
defense of Mobile during the War for Southern Independence
from 1861-1865.
It was mounted at Ft. Powell, guarding the entrance into
Mobile Bay from the Mississippi Sound. It is one of the very
few such weapons still in existence.
★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Placed here for the Citizens of Mobile, Alabama

 
Erected 2004 by the Admiral Raphael Semmes Camp II, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 30° 41.43′ N, 88° 2.375′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Government Street 0.1 miles east of South Royal Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade
Older marker on reverse side. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
2. Older marker on reverse side.

Model 1861
Ten-Inch Seacoast Columbiad
Rifled to 6.4 inch

Manufactured by
Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond, Va.
Salvaged from the site
of Fort Powell
and presented by W.R. Armstead
(within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (about 400 feet away); Cadillac Homesite (about 500 feet away); How Big was the Original Fort Condé? (about 600 feet away); Office of Dr. Henry S. LeVert, 1804-1864. (about 700 feet away); Christ Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobile.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Columbiad. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Fort Wiki on Fort Powell. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Tredegar Iron Works on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad Model 1861 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
3. 10" Rifled Sea Coast Columbiad Model 1861
Front of cannon. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
4. Front of cannon.
Maintained by:
Sons of
Confederate Veterans

Admiral Raphael Semmes Camp #II
View of cannon looking east towards South Water Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 25, 2015
5. View of cannon looking east towards South Water Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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