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Near Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware Military Academy

Union Field Cannon

 

—Used by Delaware Troops at Gettysburg 1863 —

 
Delaware Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 10, 2013
1. Delaware Military Academy Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to All Delaware Veterans
Delaware Military Academy
By CMCPO Joshua Loper,
First DMA Eagle Scout
Military Science Course Project
Unique 1861 Iron Cannon
Last Survivor from Lobdell Foundry
Union Field Cannon
Used by Delaware Troops at Gettysburg 1863


First 1869 Breach Loading Conversion
Mounted on Rare Deck Gun Base 1871 for
Second U.S.S. Delaware
Commandant Baldwin • Colonel Wintermantel
Mr. Giansanti, Advisor • Cmdr. Hendricks, VFW
Donated by Polish-American VFW Post #3257
2008

 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 39° 43.278′ N, 75° 35.125′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from Middleboro Road. Click for map. This marker and Cannon is on an island in the main parking area, pay attention if driving in the Cadets drill in the large parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Middleboro Road, Wilmington DE 19804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashley Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oliver Evans (1755-1819) (approx. 1.2 miles away);
Delaware Military Academy Marker & Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 10, 2013
2. Delaware Military Academy Marker & Cannon

Cannon used at Gettysburg
Peniel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bill McGowan (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vic Willis (approx. 1.3 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 1.5 miles away); Kosciuszko Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); William "Judy" Johnson Park (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Delaware Military Academy Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 10, 2013
3. Delaware Military Academy Entrance
Delaware Military Academy Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 10, 2013
4. Delaware Military Academy Entrance
Delaware Military Academy Logo image. Click for full size.
By DMA Logo
5. Delaware Military Academy Logo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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