8 in. Columbaid Cannon

8 in. Columbaid Cannon (HMQ1M)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.607', W 90° 4.275'

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This 8 in. Columbaid, cast of Alabama iron by the Confederates at Selma, Ala. was mounted in Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay.

The Fifth Company Slocomb's Battery Battalion Washington Artillery of New Orleans, during the siege of that fort by the U.S. forces under Gen. E. R.S. Canby along served this piece until it was disabled on the tenth day of the siege April 4th, 1865, by the concentrated fire of more than twenty five opposing guns. Thirteen of the company fell dead or wounded around it.

Found twenty six years after in the redoubt where used, it was obtained by the survivors of the company, who along with their comrades of the other companies of the Battallion Washington Artillery, here dedicate on this 19th day of September 1899, as a monument to the dashing and beloved Cuthbert Harrison Slocomb Captain of the Fifth Company, and to the gallant spirits he led who are with him in the life beyond.
HM NumberHMQ1M
Placed BySurvivors of the Battallion Washington Artillery
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 782693 N 3316127
Decimal Degrees29.94345000, -90.07125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.607', W 90° 4.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 36.42" N, 90° 4' 16.50" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1003 Camp St, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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