A Trophy of War

A Trophy of War (HMJ3C)

Location: Kure Beach, NC 28449 New Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.279', W 77° 55.082'

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After the fall of Fort Fisher, the Armstrong gun became a war trophy and the focus of photographs and newspaper articles. Union soldiers, such as Captain Trickey of the 3rd New Hampshire, noted the "elegantly mounted Armstrong gun ? the carriage being of rosewood and mahogany."

Shortly after the war the gun was taken to the U.S. Military Academy at West point. It was placed on trophy Point overlooking the Hudson River, where it has been a popular attraction ever since.
HM NumberHMJ3C
Placed ByFort Fisher Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 230391 N 3762813
Decimal Degrees33.97131667, -77.91803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.279', W 77° 55.082'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 16.74" N, 77° 55' 4.92" W
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Area Code(s)910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1610 Fort Fisher, Kure Beach NC 28449, US
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