Artillery

Artillery (HMFMH)

Location: Coalton, WV 26257 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.2', W 79° 57.288'

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Rich Mountain Battlefield

Cannons mounted behind embankments on this hill made Confederate Camp Garnett a formidable position. Placed to sweep the turnpike below, they were 6-pounder smoothbores - light, mobile, and powerful at short range. Four cannons protected the Confederate works here.

At Rich Mountain, cannons fired solid shot, shell, exploding balls and cannister (cans containing many small iron balls that scattered when fired). Their noise and shocking power alone could demoralize an enemy.
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 590672 N 4302869
Decimal Degrees38.87000000, -79.95480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.2', W 79° 57.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 12.00" N, 79° 57' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1277-1299 County Rte 37/8, Coalton WV 26257, US
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