6 - pounder Field Gun

6 - pounder Field Gun (HMW6L)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 11.833', W 84° 7.779'

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With these guns, a few guards were able to control thousands of prisoners. Canister could cut a wide swath through a crowd.

Gun tube:
Bronze, 884 lbs.
Smoothbore, diameter 3.67 inches

Solid shot, Case shot, Canister

Solid shot 1,523 yds.
Case shot 1,200 yds.
Canister effective to 6oo yds.

(1) Solid shot - attached to wooden sabot with tin straps.

(2) Shell - complete fixed round. Cartridge bag tied to sabot. Paper bag in place.

(3) Case Shot - contained 4.5-ounce burster and 78 musket balls.

(4) Canister - contained 27 cast iron shot, average weight 0.43 pound in tin case, nailed to sabot
HM NumberHMW6L
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770587 N 3565909
Decimal Degrees32.19721667, -84.12965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.833', W 84° 7.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 49.98" N, 84° 7' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 87-93 Prison Site Rd, Andersonville GA 31711, US
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