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Thirteen - Inch Mortar

 
 
Thirteen - Inch Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
1. Thirteen - Inch Mortar Marker
Inscription.
This mortar and its three mates were first used by Federal troops for the bombardment of Fort Sumter in October, 1863. They may well form the world's largest collection of this type weapon.
 
Location. 32° 46.167′ N, 79° 55.8′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Murray Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located along the southern side of White Point Gardens (The Battery). Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thirteen Inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thirteen - Inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thirteen - Inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Torpedo Boatmen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stede Bonnet / Richard Worley (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gilmore Simms (within shouting distance of this marker); Seven - Inch Banded Brooks Rifle
Thirteen - Inch Mortar and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
2. Thirteen - Inch Mortar and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Defenders of Charleston (about 300 feet away); Ten - Inch Smooth Bore Columbaid Cannon (about 300 feet away); To the Defenders of Fort Moultrie (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Sumter > Union Siege of Fort Sumter. Union efforts to retake Charleston Harbor began on April 7, 1863, when Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, led the ironclad frigate New Ironsides, the tower ironclad Keokuk, and the monitors Weehawken, Passaic. Montauk, Patapsco, Nantucket, Catskill, and Nahant in an attack against the harborís defenses. (Submitted on September 22, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Second Battle of Fort Sumter. The Second Battle of Fort Sumter was fought on September 8, 1863, in Charleston Harbor. (Submitted on September 22, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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