Revolutionary War Cannon, Plymouth Town Hall - Plymouth, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 43° 45.492 W 071° 41.289
19T E 283603 N 4848529
Quick Description: The cannon in front of Plymouth Town Hall was captured by General Stark during the American Revolutionary War.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2016 5:50:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMQTWE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
In Plymouth, in front of the Plymouth Town Hall, is an iron cannon that is said to have dated back to the American Revolutionary War.

The cannon is located in front of town hall and next to a memorial.

The cannon is made of cast iron, set on wooden carriage with two large wheels. The carriage is painted a light blue. On the cannon are several designs. On the top, about at the halfway point, is embossed the British crown seal. Cloaer to the butt end are the numbers, "11-1-26." Forward is a 'crows foot' mark. At the end is stamped, "M. No. 613."

A sign at the base, between the wheels, says the following:

"General John Stark captured this cannon from British troops, commanded by General John Burgoyne, on Aug. 16, 1777, at the Battle of Bennington. General Stark's victory was a turning point the Revolutionary War.

The barrel of cannon bears the letters 'GR' below a British Crown for George III, Rex. The characters '11-1-26' and 'M No. 613' identify the weight and type of cannon. This cannon fired a three pound projectile."
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Government building

What military of the world used this device?: British and American Armies

Date artillery was in use: 1/1/1776

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Not known

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

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