Near Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Weight of Cannon Barrel .............6832 Pounds
Weight of Barbette Gun Carriage......4200 Pounds
Weight of Rifled Projectile ...........64 Pounds
Gunpowder Charge ......................8 Pounds
Range (extreme) .....................3 to 5 miles
Normal Gun Crew ........................5 Men
Plaque donated by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Col. Stephen Decatur Pool Camp 1597. Morehead City, N.C. in honor of the Confederate soldiers who fought and defended Fort Macon, April 25, 1862.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 34° 41.757′ N, 76° 40.733′ W. Marker is near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is on Fort Macon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Mortar Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Fort Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
More about this marker. The marker displays several illustrations explaining the technology of rifled cannon and examples of rifled projectiles.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 962 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.