The Two Cannons

The Two Cannons (HMWB9)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.767', W 79° 55.8'

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The two cannons displayed in front of the Powder Magazine are Revolutionary-War era pieces that were found in the Charleston area. Referred to as field guns, the weapons would have been mounted on wheeled carriages for greater mobility.

Each cannon is stamped with a "GR". The letters refer to "Georgius Rex," Latin for King George. In this case the term is probably referring to George III (r. 1760-1820). On the cannon on the left, notice the arrow mark. This mark indicated that the weapon was government property. Originally, both cannons would have had this mark but later a repair mark obscured it on the right cannon.
HM NumberHMWB9
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600205 N 3627343
Decimal Degrees32.77945000, -79.93000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.767', W 79° 55.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 46.02" N, 79° 55' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79 Cumberland St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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