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Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I

 
 
Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I Marker
Inscription. This gun is a memorial to the Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I

A captured Imperial German Army 150 mm field artillary cannon manufactured by Kkupp Works in 1917

Many thousands of Americans and Allied young men gave their lives in France to enemy fire from weapons like this to make the world safe for democracy

Placed here by local Veterans of Bulla Post 46 American Legion in 1925

On permanent loan by U.S. Army
It is one of 8 allocated as memorials to these brave soldiers and veterans

May they rest in peace

Repaired and painted by Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1779 March 1998
 
Erected 1925 by Bulla Post 46 American Legion.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 36° 41.179′ N, 77° 32.546′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301) near Hicksford Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This memorial is located on the lawn of the Greensville County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
WWI German 150 mm Gun Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. WWI German 150 mm Gun
within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (within shouting distance of this marker); Greensville County (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Hicks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (about 300 feet away); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Early Masonic Lodges (about 600 feet away); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .  Complete description of this gun. This gun is a German 15cm Long Heavy Field Howitzer, M 13 L/17. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Nearby VFW WWI and WWII Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
3. Nearby VFW WWI and WWII Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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