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Person: Samuel Livingston Breese
Turkish Catapult Stones
1400 - 1499
* Artifacts taken by Samuel Livingston Breese
* The inscription actually says 18-8, but the Congress was Commodore Breese's flagship until 1858
These two stone cannon balls were hurled from catapults by the Turks in their engagements with the Christians in the XVth century. Transported in 1858 from the island of Rhodes by the U.S. Frigate "Congress" under command of Commodore Samuel Livingston Breese, USN
* Gate posts.
Lovett Branch Library.
East side of Germantown, South of Sedgwick.
* 40.056600,-75.187800 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's history of Rhodes
+wikipedia.org's USS Congress page
+Lovett Branch Library
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Livingston Breese page