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

3-Inch Ordnance Rifle

 
 
3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
Inscription.
This was one of the most accurate weapons used here. It was preferred over the heavier 10-pounder Parrott which fired the same size ammunition.
 
Location. 39° 28.491′ N, 77° 44.733′ 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. Lee’s Artillery Battalion (here, next to this marker); 10-Pounder Parrott Rifle (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun (here, next to this marker); A Converging Storm of Iron (a few steps from this marker); A Savage Continual Thunder (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. Field Artillery in the American Civil War: 3-Inch Rifle
3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
. The 3-inch (76 mm) rifle was the most widely used rifled gun during the war. Invented by John Griffen, it was extremely durable, with the barrel made of wrought iron, primarily produced by the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
3-Inch Ordnance Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
4. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle
The Dunker Church can be seen in the background.
Artillery on the Antietam Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
5. Artillery on the Antietam Battlefield
The 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle is the second from the left.
3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker<br>Second From the Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
6. 3-Inch Ordnance Rifle Marker
Second From the Left
 
 
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 340 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on October 15, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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