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10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819

 
 
10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 Marker
Inscription. This 10-inch mortar, unearthed during the excavations in 1959, is similar to the one which fired the signal shot from Fort Johnson on April 12, 1861. Later in the war, the Confederate defenders of Fort Sumter mounted several of these weapons near this spot as added defense against the anticipated assaults of the Union Army and Navy.

Range: 2225 yards (3035 M)
 
Location. 32° 45.161′ N, 79° 52.48′ W. Marker is near Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Sumter National Monument and only reached by boat. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siege of Fort Sumter (a few steps from this marker); 8-Inch Columbiad (a few steps from this marker); 15-Inch Rodman (a few steps from this marker); Arming the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Holding the Fort (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sumter Today (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Casemate (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sumter 1861-65 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Directions to Fort Sumter. The
10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 10-Inch Mortar, Model 1819 and Marker
only way to reach the fort is by boat. Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
10-Inch Mortar image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. 10-Inch Mortar
The mortar was produced by the Hughes Foundry near Havre de Grace, Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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