"Washington Guns"These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company played in the celebration of his visit to Savannah in May, 1791.Washington commended the Chatham Artillery in "warmest terms" and at one of the functions in his honor (which took place on the river bluff east of this spot) proposed a toast "to the present dexterous Corps of Artillery."
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historic Marker|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491459 N 3549410|
|Decimal Degrees||32.08093333, -81.09050000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.856', W 81° 5.43'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 51.36" N, 81° 5' 25.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 228 E Upper Factors Walk, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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