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Revolutionary Artillery

The Cannon Yard

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
1. Revolutionary Artillery Marker
Inscription.  It is believed that these two 12-pound British naval cannons were transported to Charles Town during the American Revolution (1775-1783). During the 19th century they stood vertically with their muzzles in the ground on Ann Street — near the present-day Charleston Visitor Center. The cannons were relocated to the Powder Magazine yard in 1904.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 32° 46.772′ N, 79° 55.803′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Cumberland Street west of Church Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of The Powder Magazine. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Powder Magazine Flags (a few steps from this marker); The Two Cannons (a few steps from this marker); The Nicholas Trott House (a few steps from this marker); Trott's Cottage
Revolutionary Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
2. Revolutionary Artillery Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Site of the First Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Richard Hutson (within shouting distance of this marker); John Caldwell Calhoun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  The Powder Magazine. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina. (Submitted on November 20, 2013.) 
 
The Powder Magazine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
3. The Powder Magazine
The Powder Magazine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 23, 2013
4. The Powder Magazine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022