150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina - January 15, 1865

150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina - January 15, 1865 (HMEQN)

Location: West Point, NY 10996 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 23.676', W 73° 57.5'

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Rifled muzzleloading gun made in 1864 by Sir W.G. Armstrong & Company, England, said to have been a gift from private donors in England to the Confederacy. A major weapon in the armament of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, North Carolina, it was captured January 15, 1865 by a combined Union Army and Naval assault closing the last deep water port to Confederate blockade runners.

Shipped to the Military Academy in 1865, the gun was a prominent feature of Trophy Point for the next hundred years until the deterioration of the wooden carriage caused it to be removed from Trophy Point.

A faithful reproduction of the original seacoast carriage and the return of the Armstrong Gun to Trophy Point was a privileged salute to our alma mater on our fiftieth anniversary.
USMA 1932
Year Placed1982
Placed ByUSMA Class of 1932
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587081 N 4583086
Decimal Degrees41.39460000, -73.95833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 23.676', W 73° 57.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 23' 40.56" N, 73° 57' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-140 Ruger Rd, West Point NY 10996, US
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