Parrott Rifle #4 (with 1859 Seacoast Carriage) - Ft Pulaski National Monument
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 32° 01.658 W 080° 53.418
17S E 510358 N 3543503
Quick Description: One of several 1862 model Parrott Rifles on display at this historic fort.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2009 8:38:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM6T1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Phoenix Iron Works of Philidelphia made this carriage for a Parrott Rifle cannon). The weapon fired a 100 pound projectile 8500 yards. Carriage and gun weighed almost 13,000 pounds. In 1978 this carriage was recovered from a long-lost Artillery battery found on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.
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Parrott rifle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Parrott rifle was a type of muzzle loading rifled artillery weapon used extensively in the American Civil War.

The gun was invented by Robert Parker Parrott, a West Point graduate. He resigned from the service in 1836 and became the superintendent of the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York. He created the first Parrott Rifle (and corresponding projectile) in 1860 and patented it in 1861.[1]

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What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds

What military of the world used this device?: US

Cost?: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: no

Still may work: yes

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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