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Sullivans Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder)

 
 
10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
1. 10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder) Marker
On the marker is a wartime photo of a damaged 10-inch Parrott on Morris Island, the other side of Charleston Harbor.
Inscription. The largest of the Parrott series of guns, this rifle was part of Fort Moultrie's post Civil War armament. Heavy caliber Parrotts stood side by side with large Columbiads in the seacoast forts until replaced by breechloaders near the turn of the century.
 
Location. 32° 45.53′ N, 79° 51.389′ W. Marker is in Sullivans Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Poe Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the cannon walk, stop eight, on the tour of Fort Moultrie. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivans Island SC 29482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buoyant Mine (here, next to this marker); 8-inch Parrott (200 Pounder) (here, next to this marker); 7-Inch Brooke Rifle, Triple Banded (a few steps from this marker); Battery Jasper (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Columbiad, Rifled and Banded (a few steps from this marker); Coastal Defense: The Endicott System (a few steps from this marker); 10-Inch Columbiad (Rodman) (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Sullivan's Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivans Island.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
10-Inch Parrott and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
2. 10-Inch Parrott and Marker
10-Inch Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2010
3. 10-Inch Parrott Rifle
This cannon was produced by West Point Foundry, New York in 1864. It carries the registry number 5 and weighed 26,900 pounds. This particular gun sold for about $5,000 in the Civil War.
10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
4. 10-Inch Parrott (300 pounder) Marker
[Morris Island, South Carolina. 300-poinder Parrot Rifle after bursting of muzzle]
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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