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James Rogers McConnell Memorial - Cannons
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 35° 20.756 W 079° 25.041
17S E 643815 N 3912556
Quick Description: This pair of cannons are part of a memorial for James Rogers McConnell.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2010 11:12:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM819R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 8

Long Description:
"JAMES McCONNELL 1887-1917 World War I soldier; aviator. Flew for France in Lafayette Escadrille. Killed in action, March 19, 1917." This is quote from NC historical marker located just west of the memorial on NC 22/24/27.(see WM7Z6C) The cannons have an inscription related to how they came to be part of this memorial, which reads, "Donated to the State of North Carolina by act of Congress approved October 6, 1917, to be placed at foot of James Rogers McConnell monument at Carthage, NC." While there is no nomenclature plate I could locate, they appear to be 12 pounders based on various photographs of similar cannons I could locate and dimensions of other cannons I located. There is a date of 1862 on the side of the cannnon. Both cannons at the site are identical,
What type of artillery is this?: Breech load cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: The Confederate Army

Date artillery was placed on display: 10/6/1917

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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