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Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
 
Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
1. Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
 
Inscription. (Left):
Erected in honor of
Vice Admiral
Stephen Clegg Rowan
U.S. Navy.

Born in Ireland Dec. 25th 1808
Died in Washington, D.C. Mar. 31st 1890.

Received Special Vote of Thanks of Congress
for Distinguished Services Feb. 7th 1863.

(Right):
Vice Admiral S. C. Rowan, U.S. Navy
Appointed Midshipman, Feb. 1st 1826 while a resident of Piqua. Participated in the Seminole War and in the Mexican War on the Pacific Coast at Monterrey, San Diego and Los Angeles. In the Civil War at Acquia Creek, Fort Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Elizabeth City, New Berne in command of the New Ironsides during the siege of Charleston.

(Back):
Presented to the
City of Piqua
by
J.G. Schmidlapp.

(Front):
Erected October 1909

 
Erected 1909 by J. G. Schmidlapp.
 
Location. 40° 8.731′ N, 84° 14.203′ W. Marker is in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Wood Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on Wood Street. Click for map. Monument is in Rowan Park, at the east end of the Shawnee Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Piqua OH 45356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
 
Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
2. Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
 
within walking distance of this marker. The Village of Huntersville (a few steps from this marker); Shawnee Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1913 Flood (about 700 feet away); Lock Nine (about 800 feet away); Lock Nine Riverfront Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Don Gentile (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Piqua.
 
Also see . . .  Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
Rowan Monument Presentation Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
3. Rowan Monument Presentation
 
 
Rowan Monument Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
4. Rowan Monument
The cannon is a 10-inch Rodman type Columbiad.
 
 
Rowan Monument Cannon Detail Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
5. Rowan Monument Cannon Detail
 
 
Rowan Monument in Rowan Park Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
6. Rowan Monument in Rowan Park
 
 
Captain Stephen Clegg Rowan Photo, Click for full size
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph., circa 1862
7. Captain Stephen Clegg Rowan
 
 
Shawnee Rat Kids Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
8. Shawnee Rat Kids Marker
The Shawnee Rat Kids of the 1940's and 1950's would like to thank all of the people who donated time and money in the restoring of the cannon and cannon balls in Rowan Park in Shawnee. We would also like to thank the Green Leaf Garden Club for keeping the park so beautiful and the City of Piqua for the flag and flag pole and the naming of Rowan Park. The Shawnee Rat Kids May 28, 2004
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then. Last updated on May 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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