“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Carlinville in Macoupin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Six - Pounder

Six - Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 9, 2022
1. Six - Pounder Marker
Inscription.  It shot a six pound iron ball, giving it its name, it could also shoot an explosive shell or canister. Six pounders, incidentally, were fired by six man crews and pulled by a team of six horses. It was born in 1839 at the Algar Foundry in Boston. A model M 1838, weight 690 pounds. It served in the Mexican War (1846-48) and Civil War (1861-65) before six-pounders were gradually replaced by a larger and more accurate artillery.

It eventually found its way to Macoupin County where is was painted black and separated from its carriage. Then it got sandblasted placed upon a replica carriage and rededicated the 17th day of September 2017, Thanks to the Macoupin County Civil War Round Table. You are a survivor. Only ten of sixty two 1838 Algars are still around. Stand proud six pounder while standing guard for years to come.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 39° 16.73′ N, 89° 52.763′ W. Marker is in Carlinville, Illinois, in Macoupin County
Six - Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 9, 2022
2. Six - Pounder Marker
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. Marker is on East 1st South Street (State Road 108) east of East Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Located on the south lawn of the Macoupin County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 E Main St, Carlinville IL 62626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macoupin County Veterans memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Macoupin County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln Spoke Here (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 500 feet away); Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Abraham Lincoln (about 600 feet away); Loomis House (about 700 feet away); Circling The Square (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlinville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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