Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863

Confederate Parrott Field Rifle Model 1863 (HM1SFE)

Location: Chester, SC 29706 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 42.35', W 81° 12.8'

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Parrott Rifle Property of the Chester County Historical Society

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 it hand

    This cannon's most common form of ammunition were 10 lb 3.0 inch reed shells with a timed fuse of wood or metal.
  • Details
    HM NumberHM1SFE
    Placed ByChester County Historical Society
    Marker ConditionNo reports yet
    Date Added Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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    Locationbig map
    UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 480463 N 3840442
    Decimal Degrees34.70583333, -81.21333333
    Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.35', W 81° 12.8'
    Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 21" N, 81° 12' 48" W
    Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
    Area Code(s)803
    Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
    Closest Postal AddressAt or near 136 Main St, Chester SC 29706, US
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