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Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863

Parrott Rifle Property of the Chester County Historical Society

 
 
Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
1. Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker
Inscription.
This War Between the States era cannon is one of four similar cannon discovered February 1986, on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, S.C. All four cannon were spiked with shells and each had the trunnions and cascabel knobs broken off.

  • Bore Diameter: 3.0"
  • Tube Material: Iron
  • Length of Tube: 79"
  • Weight of Tube: 1150 lbs
  • Range at 5: 2,000 yards
  • Rifling: 12 Groove lt. hand

    This cannon's most common form of ammunition were 10 lb 3.0 inch reed shells with a timed fuse of wood or metal.

     
    Erected by Chester County Historical Society.
     
    Location. 34° 42.35′ N, 81° 12.8′ W. Marker is in Chester, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 72), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
     
    Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester County Courthouse (1825-1855) (here, next to this marker); Chester County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Davega Building (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Soldiers
    Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
    2. Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker
    (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Blaser Building (1871-1874) (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Lodge World War II Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Hotel Building (1866-1876) (within shouting distance of this marker); Aaron Burr Rock (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
     
    Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
    3. Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker
    Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 and Marker image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
    4. Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 and Marker
    Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker image. Click for full size.
    By Brian Scott, March 21, 2016
    5. Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 Marker
     
     
    Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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