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

14 – Pounder James Rifle

 
 
14 – Pounder James Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. 14 – Pounder James Rifle Marker
Inscription.
Bronze field gun
Made in 1862
for Union Forces
by Ames Mfg. Company
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Diameter of Bore     4.125 inches
Overall Length         73 inches
Weight                   912 pounds

 
Location. 37° 0.148′ N, 76° 18.575′ 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. Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); John Mitchel (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant John Trout Greble (a few steps from this marker); Honoring Dr. John J. Craven (a few steps from this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (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
 
14 – Pounder James Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. 14 – Pounder James Rifle
Ordinance at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Ordinance at Fort Monroe
The 14 – Pounder James Rifle is in the center of these three guns.
Guns at the Casemate at Fortress Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. Guns at the Casemate at Fortress Monroe
Several cannon are found at this location. The 14–Pounder James Rifle is the second from the left.
 
 
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 344 times since then and 18 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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