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Captured French Guns Sold as Fundraiser for Wounded?

Postby BingandNelsonFan » October 22nd, 2015, 1:17 pm

Hi! I live in the USA, but I'm trying to research "The Battery" of French Navy guns that is on the property of Port Eliot house in Cornwall, England. The row of guns is considered a "folly" on the estate. The guns were removed from a captured French ship and sod by the British Navy to raise funds for wounded sailors. A member of the Eliot family bought the guns and erected them near the viaduct on the edge of the garden. Here is a picture of the guns today:

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I would love to be able to find out anything at all about these guns. The family only knows what was stated above, but it would be great to narrow down, perhaps, when the guns were sold for this benefit. Any help or suggestions in researching this would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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