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To: muawiyah

“Back in the time of the Revolution it was common for private individuals to own and use cannon that could fire anywhere from 32 to 42 pounds of lead at one shot.”

Indeed.

In the summer of 1775, Col. John Moultrie, commander of the First and Second South Carolina Regiments, rolled 31 nine and 12 pound cannons out of his barn and set them in defensive positions at Fort Johnson on Sullivan’s Island to repel the British sea attack on Charleston, South Carolina.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 9:40:55 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: sergeantdave

There are cannons on George Washington’s lawn at Mount Vernon, as well! I can’t remember how many, but there are cannons facing the river!


35 posted on 07/24/2012 2:33:01 AM PDT by dsutah
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