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Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cannon of Revolutionary War

 
 
Cannon of Revolutionary War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. Cannon of Revolutionary War Marker
Inscription.
(War of American Independence)
1775–1783
forged Mount Aetna, Maryland
Dedicated July 4, 1906
Rededicated July 5, 1992
Charles F. Kauffman, Jr.
Mayor, Town of Boonsboro

Robert J. Shifler, Assistant Mayor Kevin M. Chambers, Councilman Robert W. Gross, Councilman Raymond D. Grove, Councilman Howard W. Long, Councilman Richard E. Hawkins, Councilman Sheila A. Wren, President Park Board Robert L. Phillips, Secretary Gerald F. Metz, Member William R. Henneberger, Member John L. Herr, Member Robert J. Shifler, Liaison Member
 
Location. 39° 30.463′ N, 77° 39.26′ W. Marker is in Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Park Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Inside Shafer Park, about a block west of Old National Road/Main Street (Alt US 40). Marker is in this post office area: Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boys from Boonsboro District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Road (about 700 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 700 feet away); Boonsboro (about 700 feet
Marker on the Base Holding the Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. Marker on the Base Holding the Cannon
away); Washington Monument (approx. half a mile away); Town of Boonsboro (approx. half a mile away); The Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stonewall Jackson's Way (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boonsboro.
 
Also see . . .  Another Mt. Aetna Cannon. An unfinished cannon on display at the Hager House in Hagerstown. (Submitted on August 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Close Up of the Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
3. Close Up of the Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,530 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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