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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Historical Marker Pages Containing “columbiad cannons”

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By Syd Whittle, October 9, 2011
Columbiad Cannon and Marker
California (Nevada County), Grass Valley — Columbiad Cannon – 1850
Last on duty at Fort Point on San Francisco Bay. Grass Valley Women’s Improvement Club arranged with the U.S. War Department for donation to be placed in City Square, now Dow Alexander Park. Transferred from Benicia Arsenal to here in 1911. Only . . . — Map (db m48675) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Rodman "Columbiad" Cannon

Distinguished by its clean lines and notched, flat breech, this 10-inch cannon was developed by U.S. Army Ordinance [sic - Ordnance] Lieutenant (later Major) Thomas J. Rodman. It was cast at Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania in 1862, carries serial . . . — Map (db m117436) HM

South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — The "Columbiad" Cannon10 inch
This 10 inch Columbiad Cannon defended Charleston Harbor from 1863 until the end of the War Between the States in 1865. It has a smooth, non-rifled, bore and fires a 10 inch round ball weighing 104 pounds. The markings on this cannon tell a . . . — Map (db m51733) HM

North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Batteries No. 1 and No. 2
A rectangular sand bastion, Battery No. 2 mounted a 100-pounder Brooke Cannon and was located about 200 yards east. The site of circular-shaped Battery No. 1 with its 10-inch Columbiad cannon is about a 100 yards to the west. It sat upon the south . . . — Map (db m115728) HM

Maryland, Baltimore — Allegiance by Force
"if there should be an uprising in Baltimore, I shall be compelled to try to put it down; and that gun is the first I shall fire." -- Major General John Dix, U.S. Army,1861 At the beginning of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln . . . — Map (db m66636) HM
South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — The Columbiad
In front of you stands a rifled and banded columbiad cannon mounted as a mortar (aimed upward). It is mounted like the gun being inspected by a South Carolina delegation after the evacuation of Fort Sumter by Union troops in April 1861. The . . . — Map (db m30675) HM

South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Arming the Fort
The row of cannon in front of you dates from the Civil War, when radical advances in technology increased power, range, and accuracy. Some large, old smoothbore cannon were "rifled and banded" to enhance firepower. Banding (heating and tightening . . . — Map (db m30639) HM

Virginia (Chesterfield County), Richmond — Drewry's Bluff
(left panel) Visiting Richmond National Battlefield Park The concentration of Civil War resources found in the Richmond area is unparalleled. The National Park Service manages 13 sites, giving visitors an opportunity to examine the . . . — Map (db m37022) HM

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