Not a Civil War cannon

major bill

Colonel
Forum Host
Joined
Aug 25, 2012
Messages
13,584
#1
This is not a Civil War cannon but I was wondering about its markings.



20181205_110005.jpg
20181205_105912.jpg

Any thoughts on the "7" between the broad arrow and crown? In the second photo is that "J" zero or an "O"?
 

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)

major bill

Colonel
Forum Host
Joined
Aug 25, 2012
Messages
13,584
#9
War of 1812 is one of two theories. The other being when the Birtish withdrew from Derroit in the 1790s.
 

Jobe Holiday

Sergeant Major
Joined
Mar 1, 2010
Messages
2,105
Location
The Perpetually Frozen North
#11
Respectfully, "GR" represents the Latin for "Georgius Rex", or King George in English. Because there were several "GR" reigning as the King of England, you have to have the complete monogram, which would include the Roman numeral to go along with the "GR". The numeral was usuall included within the GR, such as "GR III" for George the 3rd.
J.
 

TomV71

Corporal
Silver Patron
Joined
Oct 26, 2018
Messages
440
Location
Norway
#12
Respectfully, "GR" represents the Latin for "Georgius Rex", or King George in English. Because there were several "GR" reigning as the King of England, you have to have the complete monogram, which would include the Roman numeral to go along with the "GR". The numeral was usuall included within the GR, such as "GR III" for George the 3rd.
J.
I posted a pic of the correct King George III monogram as depicted on the cannon earlier in this same thread. :smile:
 

gary

Captain
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Messages
5,960
#13
The British got Fort Detroit when they beat the French on the Plains of Abraham. I think Robert Rogers among other units . (60th Royal Americans) were sent to raise the Union Jack over it. The British only surrendered Detroit when they lost the American Revolution. They may have dumped it into the lake then.
 

TomV71

Corporal
Silver Patron
Joined
Oct 26, 2018
Messages
440
Location
Norway
#18
I will have to double check but the museum signage said King George II not King George III.
Could very well be. Its a pretty similar monogram. Only the digit is different. If so, then the cannon is produced before 1760. I assumed George III since most wars in North America was under his reign, except the French and Indian War..

George II monogram:
GRII-VirTourPhoto.jpg
 

Similar threads



(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
Top