Near Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Sea Coast Mortar
Union Weapon from the Civil War
Weight: 17,200 pounds
Bore: 13 inches
Maximum Range: 4,325 yards (almost 2.5 miles)
Cast in Ft. Pitt, PA in 1862
Largest piece of artillery used in the Civil War, It was used
for sea coast fortifications or on mortar boats for siege
Fired explosive projectile weighing about 280 pounds a distance
of up to 4,325 yards.
This mortar was recovered from a small canal off Tensaw River
in north Baldwin County.
More information available in the Chamber of Commerce building.
Erected by Baldwin County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 30° 58.253′ N, 87° 52.156′ W. Marker is near Stockton, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Alabama Route 225, on the left when traveling north. Located within Baldwin County Bicentennial Park about 1100 feet west of park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51233 AL-225, Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Baldwin County WWI Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bernardo de Galvez (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); All Gave Some - Some Gave All (a few steps from this marker); First Creek War (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County Korean War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
Also see . . . Alabama.com press release with more historical information about the mortar. Mortar moved to Bicentennial Park from Bay Minette in 2013. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.