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Spencer in Owen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana

“Soldiers War Memorial” in Riverside Cemetery

 
 
Side One - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
1. Side One - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Marker
Both Cannon have the same stone in-set and reading. One of each - on the sides of the given cannon.
Inscription. ( Stone Base - Side 1 )
Cannon Used in War for the Unity
1861 - - 1865
Loaned by War Dept. U. S. A.

( Stone Base - Side 2 )
Dedicated to the
Union Soldiers of Owen County
By:
Gettysburg Post No. 93 G. A. R.
-and- W. R. C. No. 106
July 4th, 1905

 
Erected 1905 by Gettysburg Post No. 93 G.A.R. , and W.R.C. No. 106.
 
Location. 39° 16.948′ N, 86° 46.019′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Indiana, in Owen County. Marker can be reached from West Wayne Street west of South Water Street. Click for map. Go West on West Wayne Street from South Water Street. Enter "Riverside Cemetery" - Soldiers Memorial Hill can be seen easily on the Left. BUT, follow the one way drive-way to the left for easy parking on lower part of the hill. Cemetery workers are very helpful and friendly. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer IN 47460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To the Memory of Those Who Served Their Country (a few steps from this marker); American Revolution War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Owen County Courthouse
Side Two - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
2. Side Two - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Marker
Both Cannon have the same stone in-set and reading. Thusly both cannon read exactly the same.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Owen County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Owen County (Indiana) War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ferry Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); Stinesville Limestone Industry (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Ten O'Clock Line (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spencer.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Both Cannon - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
3. Both Cannon - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana
West Canon - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
4. West Canon - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana
East Cannon - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
5. East Cannon - - Civil War Cannons - Owen County Indiana
West Cannon - Muzzle - - Owen County Indiana Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
6. West Cannon - Muzzle - - Owen County Indiana
The gun is an early model 8-inch Rodman Gun, cast in 1861 by Fort Pitt Foundry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was given the registry number 77. The muzzle markings indicate it weighed 8503 pounds at that time. It was inspected by John McNutt (initials J.M.N.).
East Cannon - Muzzle - - Owen County Indiana Photo, Click for full size
By Al Wolf, May 25, 2009
7. East Cannon - Muzzle - - Owen County Indiana
As the other gun this example is an early model 8-inch Rodman Gun, cast in 1861 by Fort Pitt, as registry number 79. The muzzle markings indicate it weighed 8474 pounds at that time. It was inspected by John McNutt (initials J.M.N.).
 
 
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