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Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle

Model 1861

 
 
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1. U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
Robert Parker Parrott, a former U.S. army officer, invented a series of rifled, reinforced-breech, iron cannon. The cannon were manufactured at the West Point Foundry in Cold Springs, New York, and were made in different calibers: 10-pounder (2.9-inch), 10-pounder (3-inch), 20-pounder (3.67-inch), 30-pounder (4.2 -inch), 60- pounder (5.3-inch), 100-pounder (6.4-inch), 200-pounder (8-inch) and 300-pounder (10-inch).
The U.S. army adopted the 3.67-inch, or 20-pounder Parrott in 1861. The 20-pounder Parrotts were some of the first rifled cannon and some of the heaviest cannon used by the field or light artillery. They were not popular due to their excessive weight.
The Confederate army used captured Parrotts and manufactured some of their own. The Tredegar Foundry in Richmond Virginia was one of the sources for domestically produced Parrott rifles.

Specifications:
Length • 89.5 inches
Weight• 1750 pounds
Bore diameter • 3.67 inches
Range • 4400 yards
Solid shot weight • 19.75 pounds
Case shot weight • 19.5 pounds
Shell weight • 18.75 pounds
Powder charge • 2 pounds

 
Location.

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2. U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker
30° 41.586′ N, 91° 16.56′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 US Hwy 61, Jackson LA 70748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Artillery Limber (a few steps from this marker); Union Battery No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Hudson Peace Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Battery No. 6 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
 
More about this marker. Located in kiosk just outside of Port Hudson Historic Site museum.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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3. U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2019.
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