Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Napoleon 12 Pounder Bronze Field Gun Model 1857
Bore: 4.62 ". Tube Weight: 1225 lbs. Tube Length: 66" . Maximum Range: 1660 Yards
Ordnance Inspector: T.J.R. 1863 (Thomas Jackson Rodman, Union Officer)
U.S. Stamped (Tested and Approved For Use)
Manufacture: 1863 by Cyrus Alger& Co. South Boston, Mass
SSN: No. 138 Foundry # 1207
Charge: 2.5 lbs Black Power. Ammo: 12 lb Ball. Spherical Case, Shell, Canister
Muzzle Velocity: 1485 FPS. Total Manufactured: Union 1156 – Confederate 501
Service Record Unknown
Erected by Wilbarger County Historical Comm.
Location. 34° 9.179′ N, 99° 17.052′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 183) and Wilbarger Street (Business U.S. 287), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Located on the lawn of the Wilbarger County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Wilbarger Street, Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Wilbarger County (here, next to this marker); Wilbarger County WWI Memorial Wilbarger County (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Great Western Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Red River Valley Museum (approx. 2.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker incorrectly spells 'powder' as 'power' for the 'Charge'.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Civil War Wiki article about the 12 pounder "Napoleon" Light Field Gun. (Submitted on September 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016.