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

3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle

Model 1861

 
 
3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
Inscription.
Field gun made in 1863 for Union forces
by Phoenix Iron Co., Phoenixville, Pa.
Wrought iron
Diameter of bore 3 inches
Overall length 73.3 inches
Weight 816 pounds
Fired 9-pound shell 3972 yards
(2.25 miles)

 
Location. 37° 0.126′ N, 76° 18.532′ 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 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); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (here, next to this marker); Lantaka (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Dr. John J. Craven (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant John Trout Greble (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union 3–Inch Ordnance Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Union 3–Inch Ordnance Rifle
Guns at Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Guns at Fort Monroe
Several specimans are found at this location. The 3–Inch Ordnance Rifle is the rightmost of the cannon seen here.
 
 
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 423 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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