Revolutionary War Cannon - Fort Morris - Midway, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 31° 45.718 W 081° 16.880
17R E 473358 N 3514086
Quick Description: This Revolutionary War Cannon is located at the Fort Morris State Park in Midway, GA. Fort Morris served to protect the seaport of Sunbury in Georgia during the Revolutionary War.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2008 7:56:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM3E0D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cachegame
Views: 88

Long Description:
The historical marker reads:
"Erected at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, to guard the Port of Sunbury and St. John's Parish. Fort Morris was an enclosed earthwork in the shape of an irregular quadrangle. Surrounded by a parapet and moat. It contained a parade of about an acre. The fort was defended by more than 25 pieces or ordinance of varied size. It was named in honor of Captain Morris, who commanded the company of artillery by which it was first garrisoned early in 1776.

Colonel John McIntosh commanded the garrison on November 25, 1778, when Col. L. V. Fuser, with 500 British ground troops, supported by armed ships in the Medway river, landed at Sunbury and demanded the immediate surrender of Fort Morris. Colonel McIntosh, with 127 Continental troops, some militia and citizens of Sunbury, less than 200 men in all, replied, "Come and Take It!"

The enemy retreated to the South, and Continental troops held Fort Morris until January 9, 1779, when it was captured by British forces."
What type of artillery is this?: Revolutionary War Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: American Continental Army

Date artillery was in use: 01/01/1777

Parking location to view this Waymark: N 31° 45.697 W 081° 16.924

Cost?: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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