Near Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder
Weight of Cannon Barrel ............4700 Pounds
Weight of Barbette Gun Carriage.....4200 Pounds
Weight of Projectile .................32 Pounds
Gunpowder Charge ......................6 Pounds
Range (at 5°) ..............1756 yards (1 Mile)
Normal Gun Crew ..........................5 Men
Sponsored by Fort Macon Civil War Roundtable. Dedicated to officers and men from the Confederate and Union forces who served during the War Between the States in coastal North Carolina.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 34° 41.766′ N, 76° 40.713′ W. Marker is near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is on Fort Macon Road, on the right when traveling east. Located on the parapet Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hot Shot Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Rifled 32-pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortar Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Carronade Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
More about this marker. On the right are a set of diagrams depicting the firing sequence of the 32-pounder cannon.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,477 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.