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Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle

 
 
Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
1. Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
This gun was employed in the bombardment of federal troops at Fort Sumter from Fort Johnson on April 12 and 13, 1861.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1809.
 
Location. 32° 46.15′ N, 79° 55.75′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Murray Boulevard. Marker is located near the southeast corner of White Point Gardens (The Battery). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thirteen - Inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Defenders of Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thirteen - Inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Moultrie (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gilmore Simms (within shouting distance
Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
2. Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle and Marker
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of this marker); a different marker also named Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Thirteen - Inch Mortar (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brooke Rifle. The Brooke rifle was a type of rifled, muzzle-loading naval and coast defense gun designed by John Mercer Brooke, an officer in the Confederate States Navy. (Submitted on September 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. (Submitted on September 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 938 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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