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

Eprouvette Mortar

 
 
Eprouvette Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Eprouvette Mortar Marker
Inscription.
Not a weapon; Used for testing powder
Iron smoothbore
Diameter of bore       5.655 inches
Cast with bed-piece to give
an elevation of 45 degrees
Made in 1858
Initials of inspector on muzzle
Peter V. Hagner

 
Location. 37° 0.15′ N, 76° 18.596′ 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. 12-Pounder Howitzer (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. Military
 
Eprouvette Mortar at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Eprouvette Mortar at Fort Monroe
 
 
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 426 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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