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Gloucester Point in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Parts of a Parrott Rifle

 
 
Gloucester Point Artifact image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Gloucester Point Artifact
Inscription.  
Recognized by its wrought iron jacket and its rifled barrel, the parrott rifle was used during the Civil War (1861-1865).

The family of the late Mr. Robert Stokes, who had the rifle in their possession for 70 years, presented it to Gloucester County in 1978.
 
Erected 1980 by The Gloucester Historical & Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 15.033′ N, 76° 30.094′ W. Marker is in Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from Vernon Street south of Battery Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7418 Battery Dr, Gloucester Point VA 23062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Vital British Outpost at Gloucester Point (here, next to this marker); The British Safety Valve (here, next to this marker); Natives, Explorers, Tobacco and Buccaneers (a few steps from this marker); On to Richmond!
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(a few steps from this marker); After the Surrender at Yorktown (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Gloucester Point (a few steps from this marker); Gloucester Point (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gloucester Point (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester Point.
 
Parrott Rifle relic image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Parrott Rifle relic
Parts of a Parrott Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 18, 2021
3. Parts of a Parrott Rifle Marker
Marker is in place as of October 18, 2021.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 4, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Jun. 21, 2024