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6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott

 
 
6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott Marker
Inscription. Discovered during the excavations of Fort Sumter, these rifled guns were installed by Federal troops during the 1870's modernization program.

Maximum Range: 6800 yards (6218 M)
 
Location. 32° 45.146′ N, 79° 52.449′ 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. See links below for more information about access to the site. 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. The Columbiad (a few steps from this marker); Rearming the Fort (a few steps from this marker); H.L. Hunley (a few steps from this marker); Controlling the Harbor (a few steps from this marker); 8-inch (200 Pounder) Parrott (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockade Runners (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironclads Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Robert Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Directions to Fort Sumter. The only way to reach the fort is by boat. Most visitors use the Spirit Line Cruises, although private
6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott and Marker
boats are allowed. (Submitted on May 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott on Iron Seacoast Carriage image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. 6.4-Inch (100-Pounder) Parrott on Iron Seacoast Carriage
One of eleven on display at Fort Sumter. These guns are mounted on iron seacoast carriages, in contrast to the wooden carriages used on pre-war cannon also on display at Fort Sumter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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