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

The Lincoln Gun

 
 
The Lincoln Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. The Lincoln Gun Marker
Inscription. Cast in 1860, this was the first 15-inch Rodman Gun. Its range was more than four miles. Weight of the projectile was over 300 lbs. During Civil War it was used to bombard Confederate batteries on Sewells Point. The gun was named for President Lincoln in March 1862.
 
Erected 1969.
 
Location. 37° 0.204′ N, 76° 18.488′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Ruckman Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Omaha Beach Memorial Tree (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle (about 500 feet away); 12-Pounder Howitzer (about 500 feet away); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (about 500 feet away); Lantaka (about 500 feet away); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (about 500 feet away); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Unofficial Fort Monroe website. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Marker at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker at Fort Monroe
This 49,000 pound artillery piece is found on Fort Monroe's parade field.
The Lincoln Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. The Lincoln Gun Marker
Fort Monroe was the site of the first artillery school which was founded in 1824. The Lincoln Gun is one of many artillery pieces on display here.
The Lincoln Gun Engraving image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. The Lincoln Gun Engraving
An engraving of the Lincoln Gun that appeared in Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper appears on the monument, as can be seen in the photo.
"The Lincoln Gun" at Fortress Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
5. "The Lincoln Gun" at Fortress Monroe
A sketch by artist Mr. E.S.Hall showing the Lincoln Gun trained on the ship channel that appeared in Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper on July 5, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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