32-Pounder (HM4R8)

Location: Highland Falls, NY 10928 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 19.436', W 73° 59.166'

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The modern cannon beside you is an accurate reproduction of a ca. 1760-1780 English 32-pounder cannon. The term "32-pounder" refers to the weight of the cannonball, not the cannon itself, which weighs nearly 6,000 pounds. The casting for this reproduction cannon barrel is based on an original English 32-pounder on display at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. The carriage is based on drawings of English carriages typical of the period.

It is not known where the Americans obtained Fort Montgomery's six 32-pounders. The guns were brought to the fort by water and the hauled up to the Grand Battery by oxen and struggling soldiers. The fate of the 32-pounders after the battle is also uncertain, although documents suggest that the British may have taken them away by ship before destroying the fort.
HM NumberHM4R8
Placed ByFort Montgomery State Historic Site, Heritage New York, and the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584852 N 4575213
Decimal Degrees41.32393333, -73.98610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 19.436', W 73° 59.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 19' 26.16" N, 73° 59' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 690 US-9W, Highland Falls NY 10928, US
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