Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Ten Pound Parrott Riﬂe and Limber
The barrel of this cannon is an original, manufactured in 1864 at West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York. The gun carriage and limber are cast iron replicas. The limber, to which the horses were attached, carried a chest containing tools and items necessary for firing the cannon. When the cannon was actually firing the limber was located about 10 yards behind the cannon.
During the battle of Dam No. 1 the 3rd New York Artillery used 10 pound Parrott Rifles to support the assault of the 3rd Vermont Infantry.
Location. 37° 10.932′ N, 76° 32.263′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Constitution Way, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Newport News Park, at the entrance to the parking lot at the Discovery Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Lee’s Mill (Dam Number 1) (about 400 feet away); Battle of Dam No. 1 (about 400 feet away); Peninsula Campaign Warwick River (about 400 feet away); Mott’s Battery (about 600 feet away); Berdan’s Sharpshooters (about 700 feet away); Custer’s Covered Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); One-Gun Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Also see . . . The Peninsula Campaign. (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,471 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.