Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Austrian 6-Pounder Gun

 
 
Austrian 6-Pounder Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Austrian 6-Pounder Gun Marker
Inscription.
Bronze field piece purchased
by Confederates abroad
Originally rifled; Converted
to smoothbore
Diameter of bore     3.74 inches
Overall length   62 inches
Made in Vienna
in 1857

 
Location. 37° 0.15′ N, 76° 18.579′ 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. A different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (here, next to this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); John Mitchel (a few steps from this marker); Lantaka (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Austrian 6-Pounder Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
Guns at Fortress Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Guns at Fortress Monroe
Several cannon are on display at this location. The Austrian 6-Pounder Gun is on the extreme right.
Austrian 6-Pounder Gun image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
This view of the Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (left) is from the top of the Casemate.
 
 
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 400 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
Paid Advertisement