Seacoast Gun
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 32.456 W 096° 43.588
14T E 683680 N 4823398
Quick Description: In 1859 the Tredagar Foundry of Richmond Virginia made a smoothbore 42 pounder gun which can launch cannonballs 2000 yards in a low and naturally flat trajectory.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2006 9:35:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMEZW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
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Long Description:
Weighing 8480 pounds, the cast iron gun cost .06 a pound or $508.80. During the civil war, the gun was shipped to West Point Foundry at Cold Springs NY where 9 groove right handed rifling was added to the barrel. Grooves cause shot to spin.
The local Joe Hooker Post of the Grand Army of the Republic obtained the gun under an 1896 federal law. It was placed near Central School and in 1933 was moved to Lyon Park.
Marker Name: Seacoast Gun

Marker Type: City

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