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Near East Side in Fort Sam Houston in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

M-1905 Field Gun

3" Towed on M-1902 Carriage

 
 
M-1905 Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
1. M-1905 Field Gun Marker
Inscription.  
Adoption of the 3" field gun in 1902 gave the US Army its first rapid fire, breechloading gun with a hydrospring recoil system capable of indirect fire. The complete gun section included the gun and a caisson with 70 rounds of fixed ammunition.

Weight • 2,400 lb
Crew • 17
Range • 800 yd
Rate of fire • 20 rpm
Ammunition • High Explosive, Shrapnel, Chemical, Armor Piercing (Shot)

SAM1659
 
Erected by Fort Sam Houston Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 29° 26.624′ N, 98° 27.819′ W. Marker is in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in Bexar County. It is in the Near East Side. Marker can be reached from Liscum Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker and gun are on display about 75 feet from the SW corner of the Quadrangle, adjacent to the parking area. Access is restricted due to Fort Sam Houston being an active military installation. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jbsa Ft Sam Houston TX 78234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia) (a few steps from this marker); Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post (within shouting distance of this marker); M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton" (within shouting distance of this marker); M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); Bullis House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belgian Transit of Venus Observation Site (about 700 feet away); Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sam Houston.
 
Also see . . .  1920 Handbook of Artillery. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
M-1905 Field Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
2. M-1905 Field Gun and Marker
M-1905 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
3. M-1905 Field Gun
M-1905 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
4. M-1905 Field Gun
Quadrangle and tower in background.
M-1905 Field Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2010
5. M-1905 Field Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,408 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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