Pole Tavern Cannon

Pole Tavern Cannon (HM13JK)

Location: Elmer, NJ 08318 Salem County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 36.995', W 75° 13.786'

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The Cannon Il Lugano which was forged in Naples in 1763 weighs 800 Pounds. Il Lugano was used in battle against the Austrians. Napoleon who visited Italy once in 1796 and again in 1800 dragged the cannon over the Alps and Eventually back to France. Napoleon then sent the cannon to his brother Joseph who was the ruler of Spain. In 1808 the Duke of Wellington's Troops captured the cannon from Joseph and returned it to England. It was then used in Canada during the war of 1812 when American colonists captured it in 1814 in Plattsburg, New York. After the war was over the cannon was declared surplus by the United States Government, and sold to Salem County to Supply the county militia. During the Civil War (1861-1865) the cannon was used by the Pole Tavern Militia in preparation for battle. Since 1913 the cannon has been in the Pole Tavern Area.

The Cannon was restored in 1986 by Jay Williams and David Harvey with tremendous pride in their accomplishment.

This building was constructed in 1994 by Nicholas Hutchinson and fellow Scouts, to house and protect this historic cannon. Nicolas chose this project as a requirement to achieve Eagle Scout which he proudly received in 1995.
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HM NumberHM13JK
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 480277 N 4385228
Decimal Degrees39.61658333, -75.22976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.995', W 75° 13.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 59.70" N, 75° 13' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 431 NJ-77, Elmer NJ 08318, US
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