13 inch Seacoast Mortar - Hartford, CT
Posted by: 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
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)
For more info visit these web pages:
Connecticut Historical Society web page (visit link
U.S. National Park Service - Petersburg, Virginia Battlefield (visit link