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U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Cannons

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 1, 2018
1. Civil War Cannons Marker
Inscription.
These two Model 1841 6-Pounder field cannons were used by United States artillery until 1868. They weigh 800 pounds, fired a shot (projectile) with a weight of 6.1 pounds, and had a range of 1,500 yards. This smoothbore gun was the most common army field piece during the Mexican-American War and at the beginning of the Civil War.
 
Location. 40° 56.426′ N, 74° 33.892′ W. Marker is in U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Farley Lane and Parker Road, on the right when traveling west on Farley Lane. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Picatinny Arsenal. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Exhibit (a few steps from this marker); Middle Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); Administration and Research Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (within shouting distance of this marker); M1A1 Pack Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M119 Howitzer (within
Civil War Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 1, 2018
2. Civil War Cannons Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M198 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U.S. Army Garrison, Picatinny Arsenal.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Marker at Picatinny Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 1, 2018
3. Marker at Picatinny Arsenal
Civil War Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 1, 2018
4. Civil War Cannons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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