Civil War Artillery

Civil War Artillery (HMHW1)

Location: Richmond, VA 23250
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.866', W 77° 20.129'

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This is one of several replicas of 10-pound Parrott Guns (cannon) located in this area. Its maximum effective range was about 2500 yards. The Parrott was a muzzled-loaded rifled canon varying from the 10 to 250 pound projectile size. It can be recognized by the heavy wrought-iron band around the breech. It had greater accuracy and effectiveness than the more commonly used smooth-bore Napoleon Although many styles and types of guns were used in the Civil War, 90 per cent of battle firing came from 10 types: 6 and 12 pound guns; 12, 24 and 32 pound howitzers; 12 pound mountain howitzers; 12 pound Napoleons; 10 and 20 pound Parrotts; 3-inch ordnance.
HM NumberHMHW1
Placed ByCity of Richmond
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293591 N 4154505
Decimal Degrees37.51443333, -77.33548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.866', W 77° 20.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 51.96" N, 77° 20' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5301-5337 S Airport Dr, Richmond VA 23250, US
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