Friday, August 24, 2012

To All You History Buffs Out There



The photo above and below of the cannon at Point Pleasant Park,


were made during the reign of Queen Victoria. Thus the 'VR' on it. 
This means Victoria Reigns.


Now here is where I could use some help. Look at this other  cannon


at the same park. It is not Victorian and appears to be an older


cannon with initials that look to be an 'L' or a 'T 'with the 'R'.
Any ideas as to whom these initials belong?

I checked out the chronology of English Monarchs and it shows that William IV ruled before Victoria. Before him were the four Georges. Could this be a 'G'?

I know the British built the forts at this park but nonetheless checked out the names of French Monarchs. I found that Louis XV was King prior to the British founding of Halifax in 1749.

Confused? Me too!! It does look like an 'L' but the French didn't use a crown along with their initials. And, what would  a French cannon be doing there?

Help!!!!






16 comments:

  1. The Brits captured a lot of French weaponry, notably when Gen. Wolfe prevailed over the French under Gen Montcalm at Quebec City in 1759. Maybe they are captured cannon to which the "Crown" has been added (it looks a 'clumsy' emblem) and attempts made to change the "L" to a "G"?

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    1. Hey John, I was hoping you would get into this!! Thanks. You may be onto something here. Above the 'L' there is what looks like a 'B'....maybe for Bourbin, the Louis family name. Interesting. I'll keep digging and thanks for this!

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  2. Good luck! I can't wait to see what you find out.
    m.

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    1. Thanks Mark....it will be interesting where this ends up.

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  3. Wish I could help. Look forward to seeing what you find out!

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I could contact a local historian I suppose......

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  4. I think it's a "G" -- I've seen capital G's written in that style before, with the emphasis on the curvy part instead of the tail. What looks like an L is the tail of the G. I agree with you though in that I don't think it would be a French cannon.

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    1. I think I agree Debra. It could be George III (1760-1820). Do you think that is a '3' in the upper left part of initials?

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    2. I believe you're right -- that's clearly a 3 -- poor old crazy George III it is, then!

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  5. I would love to own a cannon! Would I need a firearms certificate Jim?

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    1. Oh I'm sure you have 'connections' Chris!

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  6. No clue, wouldn't mind one in my front yard...

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    1. That would certainly keep any wanderers away!!!

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  7. I'm not knowledgable enough about the history to offer a suggestion, but, like Debra, have seen capital "G's" so written elsewhere. Perhaps you could contact a university that specializes in this research, Jim.

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  8. Let us know when you find out.

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Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

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