Six Pounder Field Gun

Six Pounder Field Gun (HM10J0)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 15.071', W 79° 3.717'

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Field artillery was designed for mobility. Cannons mounted on carriages with large wheels could be moved quickly, even over rough terrain. This six pounder has a limber to carry ammunition and supplies and would be harnessed to a team of horses. Field guns like this were used by the Royal Artillery on battlefields around the world.

After the defeat of the British forces at the Battle of Fort George, field guns manned by the Royal Artillery and the local militia were critical in delaying the advancing US army. This allowed the remaining British troops to withdraw in relatively good order.
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HM NumberHM10J0
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Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 657324 N 4790532
Decimal Degrees43.25118333, -79.06195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.071', W 79° 3.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 4.26" N, 79° 3' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)917, 212, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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