4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle

4.5 Inch Blakely Rifle (HM1A6X)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.626', W 80° 53.381'

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Made by Fawcett, Preston and Company (Liverpool, England), this rifle and the others like it came through the blockade on the British steamship Fingall, November 12, 1861. It fired a projectile weighing 24 pounds and had an effective range of about three miles. This gun and the second gun on your right were part of the original Confederate armament of Fort Pulaski.
HM NumberHM1A6X
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 510416 N 3543444
Decimal Degrees32.02710000, -80.88968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.626', W 80° 53.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 37.56" N, 80° 53' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30757 US-80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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