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Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch

 
 
Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
1. Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch Marker
Inscription.  
Brooke rifled cannon, VII-inch
S-46
1864
Confederate Naval Foundry & Ordnance Works
Selma, Alabama
15,000 pounds
147" lenght

On loan from United States General Services Administration

Seven-inch Brooke rifled cannons were longer and heavier than their VI.4-inch counterparts, and were thus more destructive and had a longer effective range. This gun was positioned at the bow of the CSS Peedee. According to the Selma foundry’s production log, it was made in the spring of 1864 and sent to Mars Bluff in July.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 11.08′ N, 79° 45.35′ 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. Guns of the CSS Peedee (a few steps from this marker); Brooke Rifled Cannon, VI.4-inch (a few
Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
2. Brooke Rifled Cannon, VII-inch Marker
steps from this marker); Dahlgren, IX-inch (a few steps from this marker); All Gave Some – Some Gave All (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Union Burials (about 600 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 44 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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