13 inch Seacoast Mortar - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT
N 41° 45.777 W 072° 40.894
18T E 692724 N 4626055
Quick Description: At the entrance to the Connecticut State Capital building, in Bushnell Park you will find the Petersburg Express aka The Dictator.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2008 11:36:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM465A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
Views: 51

Long Description:
This 13 inch mortar was used by the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery (Civil War) during the campaign at Petersburg, Virginia (1864-1865).

The First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, originally the Fourth Connecticut Infantry, was the first volunteer organization that was mustered for three years into the service of the United States (May 22, 1861-September 25, 1865)

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For more info visit these web pages:
Connecticut Historical Society web page (visit link)

U.S. National Park Service - Petersburg, Virginia Battlefield (visit link)
What type of artillery is this?: Seacoast Mortar

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: First Connecticut Heavy Artillery (US Civil War)

Date artillery was in use: 06/15/1864

Date artillery was placed on display: 09/25/1902

Parking location to view this Waymark: N 41° 45.866 W 072° 40.862

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Cost?: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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