Meet George, the Six-Pounder

Rocky Mountain Christian Academy

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 2022

Eighth grade students from Rocky Mountain Christian Academy enjoyed a special collections viewing featuring several library and museum items as well as a hands-on visit with “George,” a cannon cast in 1777 by James Byers in Philadelphia, P.A. This six-pounder is on loan from the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina. No more than ten marked American made bronze cannons from the war are known. South Carolina Society member William Marshall created highly accurate reproduction artillery tools and ammunition to accompany “George” to show Anderson House visitors, especially school children, how cannon teams operated and how cooperation and coordination were key components to the success of the Continental Army.

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