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Freeport in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Parrot Rifle

 
 
Parrot Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
1. Parrot Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
From USS Hartford - flagship
of Admiral David Farragut
during Battle of Mobile Bay
August 1864
Presented to Freeport July 4, 1902

 
Erected 1999 by Landmarks Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 39.357′ N, 73° 35.782′ W. Marker is in Freeport, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Sunrise Highway (State Highway 27) and Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Sunrise Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport NY 11520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water and Power (approx. mile away); Exempt Firehouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); 60 Acre Golf Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miracle House 1906 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kelby House (approx. half a mile away); Village Hall - 1928 (approx. half a mile away); Freeport Memorial Library War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Freeport Memorial Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
 
More about this marker. The marker is found on a small sliver plot bounded by Centre, Madison, and Sunrise.
 
Also see . . .  30-pdr (4.2-inch) Army Parrott Rifle (Craig Swain, June 25, 2010). (Submitted on May 5, 2019.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Parrot Rifle Marker - wide view, with gun in the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
2. Parrot Rifle Marker - wide view, with gun in the background
Parrot Rifle with marker in the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
3. Parrot Rifle with marker in the background
The plaque mounted to the gun reads, "Civil War Trophy Gun. 30 Pdr. Parrot Rifle from U.S.S. Hartford presented to the Village of Freeport by the United States Navy Department. Mounted July 4, 1902."
Parrot Rifle - top of breech showing registry number (R.P.P. 240) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
4. Parrot Rifle - top of breech showing registry number (R.P.P. 240)
Manufactured at the West Point Foundry in New York, a total of 391 of these were accepted by the US Army by the time production ceased in 1866.
<i>Woman sitting on cannon</i> - previous location image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Freeport Memorial Public Library
5. Woman sitting on cannon - previous location
"...photograph of a young woman sitting on a cannon on the lawn of Freeport High School. The Freeport Methodist Church is in the background."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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