U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle

U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle (HM2DOC)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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N 30° 41.586', W 91° 16.56'

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Model 1861

Robert Parker Parrott, a former U.S. army officer,
invented a series of rifled, reinforced-breech, iron cannon.
The cannon were manufactured at the West Point Foundry
in Cold Springs, New York, and were made in different
calibers: 10-pounder (2.9-inch), 10-pounder (3-inch),
20-pounder (3.67-inch), 30-pounder (4.2 -inch), 60-
pounder (5.3-inch), 100-pounder (6.4-inch), 200-pounder
(8-inch) and 300-pounder (10-inch).

The U.S. army adopted the 3.67-inch, or 20-pounder
Parrott in 1861. The 20-pounder Parrotts were some of
the first rifled cannon and some of the heaviest cannon
used by the field or light artillery. They were not popular
due to their excessive weight.
The Confederate army used captured Parrotts and
manufactured some of their own. The Tredegar Foundry
in Richmond Virginia was one of the sources for
domestically produced Parrott rifles.
Specifications:Length · 89.5 inches
Weight · 1750 pounds
Bore diameter · 3.67 inches
Range · 4400 yards
Solid shot weight · 19.75 pounds
Case shot weight · 19.5 pounds
Shell weight · 18.75 pounds
Powder charge · 2 pounds
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Date Added Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665120 N 3396858
Decimal Degrees30.69310000, -91.27600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.586', W 91° 16.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 35.16" N, 91° 16' 33.6" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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