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Florence in Florence County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dahlgren, IX-inch

 
 
Dahlgren Smooth-Bore Cannon , IX-inch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
1. Dahlgren Smooth-Bore Cannon , IX-inch Marker
Inscription.  
Dahlgren, IX-inch
FP 573
1862
Fort Pitt Foundry
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
9,000 pounds
131.5” length

On loan from United States General Services Administration

This IX-inch Dahlgren smooth-bore cannon, originally made for the Union Navy, was intended to be the CSS Peedee’s broadside weapon at sea. Its operation required a crew of over 20 men. The gun had an effective range of over 3,500 yards when firing shells of 130 lbs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 11.083′ N, 79° 45.338′ W. Marker is in Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East National Cemetery Road and South Gaillard Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 East National Cemetery Road, Florence SC 29506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch (a few steps from this marker); Brooke Rifled Cannon, VI.4-inch (within shouting distance of this marker); Guns of the CSS Peedee
Dahlgren Smooth-Bore Cannon , IX-inch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
2. Dahlgren Smooth-Bore Cannon , IX-inch Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); All Gave Some – Some Gave All (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Union Burials (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carillon (about 700 feet away); Florence National Cemetery (about 700 feet away); A National Cemetery System (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
CSS Peedee image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
3. CSS Peedee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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