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M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon

 
 
M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2009
1. M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon Marker
Inscription. This was the standard smoothbore fieldpiece of the Civil War. Our specimen is a rare early model distinguished by its handles as one of the first thirty-six made.
 
Location. 40° 36.602′ N, 74° 1.921′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Sterling Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hamilton. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); On July 4, 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish 24-Pounder (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Hamilton (about 300 feet away); Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club (about 300 feet away); June 1975 (about 300 feet away); The Caponier (about 400 feet away); Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cannon at Fort Hamilton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2009
2. Cannon at Fort Hamilton
This piece is registry number 18, produced by Ames of Massachusetts in 1861.
Cannon Display image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2009
3. Cannon Display
Several different types of cannon are on display here. The Napoleon 12 Pounder is the leftmost gun in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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