30 Pounder Parrott Rifle, Model 1861

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Title

30 Pounder Parrott Rifle, Model 1861

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
Charleston (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Parrott gun
United States--South Carolina--Morris Island
West Point Foundry Association -- History

Description

This Parrott Rifle, now on Trophy Point, was made at the West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York in 1863. It was mounted on Morris Island, South Carolina in January, 1864 during the siege of Charleston. Unlike many other Parrott rifles, this one fired a remarkable 4,606 rounds on Charleston before bursting. MG Quincy Gillmore’s history of the siege, published in 1865, documented this gun extensively with an illustration of the burst gun

Creator

West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York

Source

West Point Museum Collection

Publisher

Courtesy of the West Point Museum Collection, United States Military Academy

Date

1861

Rights

Please consult the West Point Museum

Format

.jpg

Type

Photographic works

Identifier

Catalog/Ref. No.: 351

Coverage

1861-1863

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photo

Collection

Citation

West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, New York , “30 Pounder Parrott Rifle, Model 1861,” U.S. Military Academy Library Exhibits, accessed December 7, 2022, https://usmalibrary.omeka.net/items/show/178.

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