Revolutionary War Cannon #2 - Valley Forge, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 40° 05.818 W 075° 25.513
18T E 463754 N 4438606
Quick Description: This is the second of two canons which straddle either side of the first parking lot along the second stop of the encampment tour. The two cannons are identical. Though no battle was fought here 1777 to 1778, there is plenty of artillery to see.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2011 7:37:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMB1M7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
Views: 3

Long Description:

This is the second cannon on the car tour which goes around the historic park. The cannon is planted in the dirt and is bright, baby blue and looks to be in terrific shape. This cannon appears to be muzzle loading. it is mounted in a metal carriage with large metal wheels. I thought some parts were wood but I was not sure. The cannon is facing due south, pointing to a large open field, and past that, a small community of houses.

I am not exactly sure what model or type this cannon is. During the Revolutionary War, the Muzzleloading cannon used were smoothbores, and smaller than used in later wars. Most were 3, 4 or 6 pound guns, mounted on wooden carriages with large wheels. Some 3 pound guns had iron legs to stand on and were called "grasshoppers". Larger guns of 12 pounds were sometimes used in the field, and even larger guns were mounted in fortifications and ships. I think this is probably a three pounder.

What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Monument grounds

What military of the world used this device?: American Revolutionary Forces

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1777

Parking location to view this Waymark: N 40° 05.843 W 075° 25.471

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
lots and lots, especially some virtuals, too.


Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Two pictures are required for this Waymark. Please take a close up picture of the artillery. Take a second with the artillery in the distance and capture as much of the surroundings as possible. Name the Waymark with first the name of the area and second what the artillery is. An example would be if it were a cannon in front of the Montgomery Armory you would name the Waymark: Montgomery Armory Cannon.
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