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30 Pounder Parrott Gun

 
 
30 Pounder Parrott Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2018
1. 30 Pounder Parrott Gun Marker
Inscription.
Presented to the
Village of
Rockville Centre
through Rockville
Centre Council No 8
D.of.L by the War Dept
30 Pdr Parrott Gun
Weight 3475 Lbs
Did good service during
the Civil War on
Gun Boat Neptune
Mounted May 1905


 
Erected 1905.
 
Location. 40° 39.567′ N, 73° 38.714′ W. Marker is in Rockville Centre, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on College Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 College Place, Rockville Centre NY 11570, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockville Centre World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); South Side (a few steps from this marker); Saint Agnes (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Agnes World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Church of the Ascension (about 700 feet away); Village Hall - 1928 (approx. 3 miles away); Freeport Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Public School in Freeport (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville Centre.
 
Also see . . .
1. 30-pdr (4.2-inch) Army Parrott Rifle (To the Sound of Guns, Craig Swain, June 25, 2010)
30 Pounder Parrott Gun and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2018
2. 30 Pounder Parrott Gun and Marker - Wide View
. (Submitted on March 10, 2018.)
2. USS Neptune (1863) (Wikipedia). "USS Neptune (1863) was a large steamer, with powerful guns and a large crew, acquired by the United States Navy for service with the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She served the Navy primarily, as an armed escort vessel in the West Indies for Union Navy and commercial ships traveling through that area on their way to and from California....Neptune was sold at auction at New York City on 12 July 1865 to John Henderson. She operated briefly in commercial service before being stranded in fog off Long Island, New York, on 5 December 1865." (Submitted on March 10, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
30 Pounder Parrott Gun Markings image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2018
3. 30 Pounder Parrott Gun Markings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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