Protecting the CapitalThe ramps in front of you, now covered with grass, led to wooden platforms on which the various cannons were placed. When built in 1863, Fort C.F. Smith had platforms for twenty-two artillery pieces and four siege mortars. However, only sixteen cannons and four mortars were actually placed in the fort. The list of armaments for Fort C.F. Smith included two 6-pounder brass guns, six 4.5 inch guns, four 24-pounder cannons, three 12-pounder howitzers, one 8-inch seacoast howitzer and four 8-inch siege mortars.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 318658 N 4307863|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90095000, -77.09120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.057', W 77° 5.472'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 3.42" N, 77° 5' 28.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2501-2525 24th St N, Arlington VA 22207, US|
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