|Hampton Battery Equipment
January 1st, 1862
Temporarily Equipped With
Two - Six Pound Bronze Cannons
Bore - 3.50 inch
Weight 850 Lbs.
Powder Charge - 1.25 Lbs.
Range (5 - Degrees Elevation) 1,500 yards
Feb 1st, 1862 At Hagerstown, Maryland
Six - Model 1861 Parrott Rifle
Bore Diameter 2.9 inch
Tube Material Cast and Wrought Iron
Tube Length 78 inches
Tube Weight 890 Lbs.
Power Charge - 1 Lb.
Range (5 - Degrees Elevation) 2.000 yards
The 10 - pounder Parrott used shell, spherical
case, and cannister.
Horses - 110
Battery Wagon - 1
Forge - 1
Caissons and Limbers to pull them - 6 each, not
mentioned at the time.
|The accuracy of the information contained on this page is based on true
facts but at times it is not totally made clear in our research.
April 30th to May 6th, 1863
After the battle the 1861 Parrotts was replaced
with the 3 Inch Ordinance Rifle.
Bore Diameter 3.0 inch
Tube Material Wrought Iron
Tube Length 73 inches
Tube Weight 816 Lbs.
Powder Charge 1 Lb.
Range (5 - Degrees Elevation) 1,835 yards
The 3 - inch Ordinance used Hotchkiss or
Schenkel shells and cannister.
July 1st to July 3rd
Hampton's Battery and Thompson's Battery
arrives with 6 - 3 inch Ordinance Rifles.
|Fall of 1864
Two Batteries were separated and Hampton's
Battery F was remounted and equipped with 3
inch Rifled Guns. Most likely the 3 inch
|Parrott Rifle, Model 1861
|3 - Inch Ordinance Rifle
|Limber and Caisson