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Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

18th Century French Mortar

 
 
18th Century French Mortar Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, June 7, 2008
1. 18th Century French Mortar Marker
Inscription. Cast in France of high bronze alloy, circa 1725, the sunburst design was the official crest of Louis XV. This 10 inch mortar was sent to America as part of the French support of the American Revolution. It saw service at the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia in October, 1781, where French artillerymen successfully employed it to bombard the British defences.
 
Location. 39° 6.044′ N, 76° 44.324′ W. Marker is in Fort Meade, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on English Avenue 0.2 miles from Mapes Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort George G Meade MD 20755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General George G. Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Van Deman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hodges Hall (approx. mile away); 29th Infantry Division, United States Army (approx. mile away); The Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dedicated to all American Ex-Prisoners of War (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Meade.
 
More about this marker. There are two French
18th Century French Mortars Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, June 7, 2008
2. 18th Century French Mortars
The mortars are along side a halfcircle off English Avenue, and "guard" a pathway to the future "Centennial Park".
mortars at this location, each with the same marker on it.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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