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

Spanish 1-½ Pounder

 
 
Spanish 1-½ Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Spanish 1-½ Pounder Marker
Inscription.  
Fired a 1-½-pound cannonball.
Probably captured during the
Philippine Insurection,   c. 1900.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 37° 0.124′ N, 76° 18.528′ 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); Lantaka (here, next to this marker); 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle (here, next to this marker); Fort Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Retreat / Courtesies (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Notable Locations in the Hampton Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); "Ruth Window" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Summary of Events of the Spanish-American War
Spanish 1-½ Pounder image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Spanish 1-½ Pounder
Click or scan to see
this page online
. (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
3. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
Guns at Fortress Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Guns at Fortress Monroe
Several cannons are found at this site. The Spanish 1-½ Pounder is the second from the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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