Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Seacoast 8-inch Converted Rodman
—US Model 1861 Serial Number 68 —
Originally cast as a 10-inch, smooth bore gun, this weapon was converted to an 8-inch rifle in 1884 at the South Boston Iron Works. The gun weighs 15,800 pounds, has a length of 144 inches and a diameter and a diameter of 35 inches. The ordnance inspector was David Alexander Lyle.
Location. 37° 0.26′ N, 76° 18.673′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is at the intersection of Ingalls Road and Ruckman Road, on the left when traveling south on Ingalls Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rodman Gun (a few steps from this marker); Fort Monroe (a few steps from this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom’s Fortress (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Monroe Arsenal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Cistern (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe (about 800 feet away); Eprouvette Mortar (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.