The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis
— Don't Give Up the Ship —This gun tube was removed from the British flagship, the HMS Confiance, during the Battle of Lake Champlain with was fought on September 11, 1814. Early in that battle a cannon ball fired by the American flagship Saratoga struck the muzzle of this cannon driving the gun backward with great force into Captain George Downie. The blow killed him instantly. There was no blood or obvious wound until a bad bruise was found on his right groin. His pocket watch had been crushed, too. The dent made by the American cannon ball is seen on the muzzle.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 371597 N 4315911|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98278333, -76.48245000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.967', W 76° 28.947'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 58.02" N, 76° 28' 56.82" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 999 NE Arcade Rd, Annapolis MD 21402, US|
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