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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle

Model 1861

 
 
3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
Field gun made in 1863 for Union forces
by Phoenix Iron Co., Phoenixville, Pa.
Wrought iron
Diameter of bore     3 inches
Overall length     73.3 inches
Weight     816 pounds
Fired 9-pound shell 3972 yards
(2.25 miles)

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 37° 0.126′ N, 76° 18.532′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Fortress Monroe near the Casemate Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 12-Pounder Howitzer (here, next to this marker); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (here, next to this marker); Lantaka (a few steps from this marker); Fort Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Retreat / Courtesies (within shouting distance of this marker); Notable Locations in the Hampton Roads
Union 3–Inch Ordnance Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Union 3–Inch Ordnance Rifle
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
2. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
Guns at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Guns at Fort Monroe
Several specimans are found at this location. The 3–Inch Ordnance Rifle is the rightmost of the cannon seen here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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