Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Uses== Without access to cannons, the Continental Army was forced to forge its own artillery from melted down church bells, bronze fittings for ships, and a statue of King George in New York City. Because the barrels were molded around a piece of wood, the gun is not as accurate as those used by more conventional armies at the time. However it was lighter compared to conventional cannons making it easier to transport and maneuver. Since the Continental Army was smaller than the British Redcoats, they needed to have lighter equipment to better retreat from superior forces. ===Noticeable Battles=== Colonel Henry Knox was ordered to reinforce the Continental Army with cannons during the Siege of Boston. This expedition became known as 'The Noble Train of Artillery' and this road (from Fort Crown Point to Boston) became known as The Henry Knox Trail. The cannons were secretly positioned on Dorchester Heights on the night of March 4, 1776; allowing the Continentals to bombard Boston with little opposition. The British abandoned the city on March 17, 1776; unable to counterattack the well fortified Heights. Henry Knox went on to become the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army, and later served as the first United States Secretary of War. Continental General Nathaneal Greene managed to use guerrilla tactics to outmaneuver the forces of British General Cornwallis in the Southern Theater. Greene's army had lighter equipment than the British forces, guaranteeing that the Continental Army would maintain a mobility advantage. This successful campaign would end with The Siege of Yorktown. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Deadliest Warrior Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://deadliestwarrior.fandom.com/wiki/6-Pound_Cannon"