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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

12-Pounder Howitzer

Model 1841

 
 
12-Pounder Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. 12-Pounder Howitzer Marker
Inscription.
Bronze field piece
Made for Confederates in 1862
by Tredegar Foundry, Richmond
Smoothbore
Diameter of bore 4.62 inches
Overall length 58.6 inches
Range 1072 yards (0.5 miles)

 
Location. 37° 0.151′ N, 76° 18.595′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Fortress Monroe near the entrance to the Casemate Museum. 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. Eprouvette Mortar (here, next to this marker); Fort Monroe (here, next to this marker); Lantaka (a few steps from this marker); The Old Cistern (a few steps from this marker); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mitchel (within shouting distance of this marker); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Howitzer at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Howitzer at Fort Monroe
Tredegar Ironworks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Tredegar Ironworks
The 12-Pounder Howitzer was cast in this foundry located in Richmond, Va.
 
 
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 321 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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