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Near West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stuckey Gun

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Stuckey Gun Marker
Inscription.  In late 1861, Stephen Stuckey of New Albany, Indiana invented a “rifled” cannon which proved to be more accurate than anything in use by the Union Army. The cannon was first test fired in New Albany and the gun exploded. Stuckey then brought the gun to Fort Duffield where it was successfully fired.

Funding for this sign provided by a grant from Louisville Civil War Roundtable.
 
Erected by Louisville Civil War Roundtable.
 
Location. 37° 59.661′ N, 85° 56.567′ W. Marker is near West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker can be reached from Salt River Drive. Marker is located in Fort Duffield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Fort Duffield (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Duffield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redoubt (about 300 feet away); Civil War Fort Duffield (about 400 feet away); Replica of Earthen Wall Cannon Emplacement (approx. ¼ mile

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By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Stuckey Gun Marker
away); Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Knox (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Great Raid and West Point (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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3. Fort Duffield
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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