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

12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer

Model 1857

 
 
12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer Marker
Inscription.
Union field piece
Made by Revere Copper Co., Boston
Bronze smoothbore
commonly called Napoleon
Diameter of bore     4.62 inches
Overall length     72.15 inches
Weight     1228 pounds
Range     1680 yards (0.95 miles)

 
Location. 37° 0.147′ N, 76° 18.573′ 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. 14 – Pounder James Rifle (here, next to this marker); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); Honoring Dr. John J. Craven (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant John Trout Greble (a few steps from this marker); John Mitchel (a few steps from this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); Lantaka (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer
Guns at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Guns at Fort Monroe
The 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer is the leftmost of the artillery pieces in this photo.
Artillery at Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. Artillery at Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
 
 
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 379 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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