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Canal Winchester in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pvt. Alfred Cannon

 
 
Private Alfred Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
1. Private Alfred Cannon Marker
Inscription.
95th O.V.I. Co-D
8-18-1862 to 1-21-1865
P.O.W.


Resident of Canal Winchester
enlisted to preserve the Union.
Taken prisoner at Brices
Crossroads, MS. and marched
to Andersonville, GA., Confederate
prison. He gave up his place
of exchange to a friend stating,
"Go to your family". Pvt. Cannon
died at Florence, SC., Confederate
prison of typhoid fever.

"Greater love than this has
no man, that he lay down
his life for a friend."

Alfred Cannon G.A.R. Post #261
was chartered in him memory

 
Location. 39° 50.728′ N, 82° 48.339′ W. Marker is in Canal Winchester, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North High Street and Oak Street, on the left when traveling north on North High Street. Click for map. In village historical complex at railroad station. Marker is in this post office area: Canal Winchester OH 43110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canal Winchester (a few steps from this marker); Prentiss School No. 8 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interurban Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal
Cannon Marker with Prentiss School in Background image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
2. Cannon Marker with Prentiss School in Background
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Stradley Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio's Oldest Active School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge (approx. one mile away); Canal Winchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canal Winchester.
 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Cannon Marker and Railroad Passenger Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
3. Cannon Marker and Railroad Passenger Depot
Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
4. Railroad Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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