12 lb Napoleon - Fort Clinch State Park - Fernandina Beach, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 30° 42.287 W 081° 27.257
17R E 456498 N 3396973
Quick Description: Fort Clinch is maintained and interpreted as a Civil War fort. In the center of the fort is a 12 lb Napoleon Cannon.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2011 5:35:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMANAF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 54

Long Description:
An information card near this cannon reads:

M1857 12-pound Gun-Howitzer, "Napoleon"
1861

Named for its developer, Emperor Napoleon III of France, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, the 12-lb. Napoleon was the most commonly used gun of the Civil War. This gun, serial number 15, was made by the Ames Company in 1861 and is one of the estimated first thirty-six produced. The distinctive handles on top of the barrel were eliminated from all later Napoleons soon after the beginning of the war.


A visitor to almost any Civil War battlefield will have a Napoleon on display. The pure amount of remaining Napoleon cannons demonstrates the sheer numbers of cannons around during the war. In its part, it was responsible for a share of the 630,000 American's who died shaping this nation into a united country.


Fort Clinch was established as a Florida State Park in 1935. Almost immediately, this became a project for the CCC. Fort Clinch is maintained to interprete 1863 after the United States Union Army seized control of the fort.

What type of artillery is this?: 12 lb Napoleon

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: United States (Union) Army and Confederate States of America Army

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1861

Date artillery was placed on display: 1/1/1935

Cost?: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: no

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Fort Clinch - Ravine Overlook by OurDigitalJourney (GC1JHKE)


Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

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