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Canal Winchester in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pvt. Alfred Cannon

 
 
Private Alfred Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
1. Private Alfred Cannon Marker
Inscription.  
95th O.V.I. Co-D
8-18-1862 to 1-21-1865
P.O.W.


Resident of Canal Winchester
enlisted to preserve the Union.
Taken prisoner at Brices
Crossroads, MS. and marched
to Andersonville, GA., Confederate
prison. He gave up his place
of exchange to a friend stating,
"Go to your family". Pvt. Cannon
died at Florence, SC., Confederate
prison of typhoid fever.

"Greater love than this has
no man, that he lay down
his life for a friend."

Alfred Cannon G.A.R. Post #261
was chartered in him memory

 
Location. 39° 50.728′ N, 82° 48.339′ W. Marker is in Canal Winchester, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North High Street and Oak Street, on the left when traveling north on North High Street. In village historical complex at railroad station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canal Winchester OH 43110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canal Winchester (a few steps from this marker); Prentiss School No. 8 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interurban Depot
Cannon Marker with Prentiss School in Background image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
2. Cannon Marker with Prentiss School in Background
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. mile away); Stradley Place (approx. mile away); Faith United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ohio's Oldest Active School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canal Winchester.
 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Cannon Marker and Railroad Passenger Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
3. Cannon Marker and Railroad Passenger Depot
Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 2, 2008
4. Railroad Depot Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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