Historic Markers Across Georgia

3 - inch Ordnance Rifle Model 1861

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: on Cemetery Road north of Prison Site Road, Andersonville, Georgia
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 11.849    W 084° 7.763
  32.19748333    -84.12938333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


These guns could defend against a cavalry attack. Loaded and aimed at the prison yard, Confederate cannon also discouraged mass escape.

Gun data
Gun tube: Wrought iron, 817 lbs.
Projectile: Shell and case shot
Range: ½ mile with case shot

Erected by National Park Service.