Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Confederate Parrott Field Rifle



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Location: on Main Street (State Highway 72`), Chester SC
County: Chester
Coordinates: N 34° 42.320    W 081° 12.829
  34.70533333    -81.21381666
Style: Mounted **
 



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Model 1863 3.0 inch, 10 lb
Confederate Parrott Field Rifle


This War Between the States era cannon is one of four similar cannon discovered February 1986, on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, S.C. All four cannon were spiked with shells and each had the trunnions and cascabel knobs broken off.

• Bore Diameter: 3.0"
• Tube Material: Iron
• Length of Tube: 79"
• Weight of Tube: 1150 lbs
• Range at 5°: 2,000 yards
• Rifling: 12 Groove lt. hand