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Near Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

8-Inch Columbiad

 
 
8-Inch Columbiad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 8-Inch Columbiad Marker
Inscription.  When the Confederates opened fire in April 1861, several 8-inch Columbiads were mounted in Fort Sumter. This weapon probably has remained here since then, weathering the Union bombardment of 1863 and the clean up of the 1870's. Archeological excavations uncovered this Columbiad in 1959.

Maximum Range: 4800 yards (4389 M)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 32° 45.163′ N, 79° 52.488′ W. Marker is near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 15-Inch Rodman (here, next to this marker); Arming the Fort (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Siege of Fort Sumter (a few steps from this marker); Mining Casemate (a few steps from this marker);
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42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
8-Inch Columbiad and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 8-Inch Columbiad and Marker
8-Inch Columbiad image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. 8-Inch Columbiad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,081 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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