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

42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled

 
 
42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled Marker
Inscription.  
Confederates rifled this cast iron cannon to improve its accuracy and effective range.

Maximum Range: 3803 yards (3477 M)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 45.155′ N, 79° 52.506′ W. Marker is near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. See links below for more information about access to the site. 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mining Casemate (a few steps from this marker); Casemates and Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Arming the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); 15-Inch Rodman (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (within
42-Pounder and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 42-Pounder and Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); 8-Inch Columbiad (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Huger (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Rifling. Rifling is the process of making helical grooves in the barrel of a gun or firearm, which imparts a spin to a projectile around its long axis. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
42-pdr Seacoast Gun - Banded and Rifled image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. 42-pdr Seacoast Gun - Banded and Rifled
Confederates banded and rifled this seacoast gun, which was originally a smoothbore, during the Civil War. The work was likely done in Charleston by the firm of James Eason & Brothers. All markings have disappeared due to corrosion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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