Cannon Mounted in Seacoast Fortifications

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Date July 25, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
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Summary Return of the Cannon to be mounted in the fortifications on the seacoast of the respective states agreeably to law and the quantity of ammunition to be issued by the superintendent of military stores as a supply to each. Listed by port with remarks.
Document Format Autograph Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Superintendent of Military Stores; ;
Related Places Portland; Portsmouth; Gloucester; Salem; Marblehead; Boston; New Port; New London; New York; Philadelphia; Wilmington; Baltimore; Annapolis; Alexandria; Norfolk; Ocracoke; Wilmington, North Carolina; Cape Fear; Charleston; George Town; Savannah; St. Marys; ;
Keywords cannon; fortifications; ammunition; guns; ports; powder; ball shot; apparatus; round shot; mortars; howitzers; ports to be fortified; number of guns to be mounted; cannon belonging to the states; cannon belonging to the United States; fortifications on the seacoasts of the respective states; quantity of ammunition to be issued; powder at 1/3 weight of the ball and every apparatus complete for 50 rounds; Sea Mortars; 50 rounds for mortars and howitzers; 100 rounds for cannon each; ammunition; rounds for 24 pounders and 18 pounders; brass 4 pounders; howitzer; rounds for 12 pounders; 2 pounders mounted on Franklin carriages;
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