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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Richland County War Memorial

 
 
Richland County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Richland County War Memorial
Inscription. Dedicated to the men and women of Richland County who served our country in time of war, and in memory of those who lost their lives.

Presented to the Citizens of Richland County as a Bicentennial Event

Lest We Forget America's Wars
American Revolution
War of 1812
Mexican War
Indian Wars
Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
Korean Conflict
Vietnam Era.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 40° 45.495′ N, 82° 30.818′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue East (Ohio Route 430) and Diamond Street (Ohio Route 13), on the right when traveling east on Park Avenue East. Click for map. Memorials are on the grounds of the county courthouse. Identical Lest We Forget America's Wars markers are found on four Civil War-era cannons. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); John Sherman, 1823-1900 / The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (within shouting distance of this marker); First Religious Service
Richland County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Richland County War Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Jared Mansfield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (about 300 feet away); Vasbinder Fountain (about 300 feet away); Richland County Soldiers' Monument (about 400 feet away); Richland County World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar of 1812War, KoreanWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World IIWars, US Indian
 
42-pdr Seacoast Gun Model 1845 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. 42-pdr Seacoast Gun Model 1845
One of four such guns on display in Mansfield.
42-pdr Seacoast Gun Model 1845 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
4. 42-pdr Seacoast Gun Model 1845
County courthouse in background.
Plaque on Side of Cannon Mounting image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., 40.758245,
5. Plaque on Side of Cannon Mounting
The cannon's trunnions indicate it was cast by West Point Foundry, New York.
Richland County War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
6. Richland County War Memorial Marker
County courthouse in background.
Cannon Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
7. Cannon Muzzle Markings
This gun bears the registry number 76, matching to one cast by Tredegar Foundry, Richmond, Virginia, in 1859. Among the last produced by that factory for the Federal government before the Civil War, it was inspected by Benjamin Huger (B.H.) who later served the Confederacy.
Richland County War Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
8. Richland County War Memorial Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 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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