Thursday, December 17, 2015

Canon Balls

Stonington, CT  2015

These canon balls grace the entrance to the Stonington Free Library pictured in yesterday's post.  I'm pretty sure these are actual cannonballs fired  into Stonington by the British during the Battle of Stonington, August 9, 1814.   The battle lasted for 4 days, but in the end, the British gave up having underestimated the tenacity of the men and women Stonington and their two cannons, which were the subject of this blog post.

1 comment:

  1. Would not want to be on the receiving end with those canon balls. Interesting history. Thanks for the post.