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Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage

 
 
Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage Marker
Inscription.
The Phoenix Iron Works of Philadelphia made this carriage for a Parrott rifle (cannon). The weapon fired a 100 pound projectile 8500 yards. Carriage and gun weighed almost 13,000 pounds. In 1978 this carriage was recovered from a long-lost artillery battery found on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.
 
Location. 32° 1.662′ N, 80° 53.42′ W. Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Pulaski. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (a few steps from this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (about 300 feet away); German Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Brooke Rifle (about 300 feet away); The Demilune (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pulaski National Monument. National Park Service website.
Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage Marker
(Submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker in Fort Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Marker in Fort Pulaski
Marker is visible on the wall to the left of the cannon.
Fort Pulaski National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Fort Pulaski National Monument
The Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage marker is located inside Fort Pulaski.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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