Canal Winchester in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pvt. Alfred Cannon
8-18-1862 to 1-21-1865
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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil.
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 Canal Winchester (a few steps from this marker); Prentiss School No. 8 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interurban Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); Stradley Place (approx. ¼ 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then. 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.