Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
10” Riﬂed Sea Coast Columbiad
This cannon was used by Alabama Confederate Forces in the
defense of Mobile during the War for Southern Independence
It was mounted at Ft. Powell, guarding the entrance into
Mobile Bay from the Mississippi Sound. It is one of the very
few such weapons still in existence.
Placed here for the Citizens of Mobile, Alabama
Erected 2004 by the Admiral Raphael Semmes Camp II, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 30° 41.43′ N, 88° 2.375′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is on Government Street 0.1 miles east of South Royal Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 (about 400 feet away); Cadillac Homesite (about 500 feet away); How Big was the Original Fort Condé? (about 600 feet away); Office of Dr. Henry S. LeVert, 1804-1864. (about 700 feet away); Christ Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Columbiad. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Fort Wiki on Fort Powell. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Tredegar Iron Works on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.