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Spanish 24-Pounder

 
 
Spanish 24-Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2009
1. Spanish 24-Pounder Marker
Inscription. In 1786, when this piece was cast, it was common to give names to guns. Theodorico (“Little Theodore”) served as part of the defenses of Santiago de Cuba. Though it had been rifled to improve its range and accuracy, Theodorico was obsolete by 1898 when it became a trophy of the war with Spain.
 
Location. 40° 36.571′ N, 74° 1.971′ 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, in front of the country club. 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. On July 4, 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club (within shouting distance of this marker); June 1975 (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Caponier (about 300 feet away); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Spanish 24-Pounder image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2009
2. Spanish 24-Pounder
The Fort Hamilton Country Club can be seen in the background of 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 928 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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