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Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun

 
 
Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Marker
Inscription.
Although of Mexican War vintage this smoothbore was still being used by many Confederate batteries at Antietam.
 
Location. 39° 28.491′ N, 77° 44.728′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, near the Dunker Church. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); Lee’s Artillery Battalion (here, next to this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder (here, next to this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (here, next to this marker); 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle (here, next to this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (a few steps from this marker); New York State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Antietam. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun. The Model 1841 6-pounder field
Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun and Marker
gun proved the standard artillery piece for both sides of the American Civil War in its first year. (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Marker
The Dunker Church can be seen in the background.
Cannons on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. Cannons on the Antietam Battlefield
The Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun is the rightmost cannon seen here.
Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Marker<br>First From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
5. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun Marker
First From the Left
Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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