Artillery Redan

Artillery Redan (HM1MR7)

Location: Smyrna, GA 30080 Cobb County
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N 33° 50.21', W 84° 29.457'

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The palisade was interrupted at this point for an artillery redan, an earth structure designed to protect two cannons. The lower sections in the wall of the redan indicate where the muzzle of each gun would protrude. Of the three dozen or so redans that once existed along the River Line, this is the only one that remains.

By far the most common cannon used by both sides was a 12-pounder Napoleon, a smoothbore gun. The Napoleon didn't have the range or accuracy of a rifled gun, but it could fire many different types of ordnance (shot, shell, grape, canister, etc.) and could be used to duel with opposing artillery, shell enemy troops at a distance, or blast attacking infantry.

This photo taken by George N. Barnard, shows a Napoleon in the defenses of Atlanta while Federal troops occupied the city in September 1864. this same cannon is on display in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitors Center, about ten miles, northwest. While we don't know for certain which artillery unit occupied this redan, we do know that all the batteries that were assigned to this section of the River Line were equipped with 12-pounder Napoleons or 3-inch ordinance rifles.

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HM NumberHM1MR7
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Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.83683333, -84.49095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.21', W 84° 29.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 12.6" N, 84° 29' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2192 Wylmoor Way, Smyrna GA 30080, US
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