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Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portage County Civil War Memorial

 
 
Portage County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, March 30, 2010
1. Portage County Civil War Memorial
Inscription.
1861–1865

Portage County
to
her heroes who fought
and
her martyrs who fell
that
the Republic might live.

 
Erected 1890 by Stevens Point Post No. 156 G.A.R. Department of Wisconsin · Plover Post 149 · Capt. I. Eckles Post Amherst 16 · Blaine Post 115 · Womans Relief Corps No. 96, and the people of Portage County.
 
Location. 44° 31.265′ N, 89° 34.802′ W. Marker is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is on Church Street south of Arlington Place, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Memorial is across from the Portage County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1516 Church Street, Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Boy with the Leaking Boot (approx. half a mile away); Veterans World War I Memorial
South Side Close-Up image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, March 30, 2010
2. South Side Close-Up
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Historic Southside Railroad Complex of Stevens Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Peter Church War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin's Civil War Memorials. "The granite memorial features a sculpture of a Union soldier holding a flag and grasping his sword at the top of a tall obelisk." (Submitted on March 31, 2010.) 

2. History and Memories: Portage County. "The first Post in Portage County was the Irvin Eckels Post No. 16, at Amherst, organized on April 15, 1880. The Plover Post No. 149 was organized March 2, 1884, followed by Stevens Point Post No. 156, and Belmont Post No. 115 was chartered June 15, 1888." [Blaine is located in the Township of Belmont.] (Submitted on March 31, 2010.) 

3. Civil War Resources. Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic Posts. (Submitted on March 31, 2010.) 

4. Parrott Rifle. "Several hundred Parrott gun tubes remain today, many adorning battlefield parks, county courthouses, museums, etc. The gun tubes made by Parrott's foundry are identifiable by the letters WPF (West Point Foundry) found on the gun tube..." (Submitted on March 31, 2010.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nearby Cannon and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, March 30, 2010
3. Nearby Cannon and Memorial
Cannon and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, March 30, 2010
4. Cannon and Memorial
4.2-inch (30-pound) Army Parrott Rifle
Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, March 30, 2010
5. Muzzle Markings
4160.Nş360.1864.W.P.F.
RMH 4 2


Translated, this indicates the weight was 4160 pounds when produced, registry number 360 (the 360th gun in this pattern), manufactured in 1864 at the West Point Foundry, inspected by Richard Mason Hill, 4.2-inch (30-pounder) bore diameter.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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