San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Cast in bronze in 1754 for the French Army, this gun was used by the Spanish and captured by American Forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War
by order of
Col. John L. Fellows Jr.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1898.
Location. 37° 48.041′ N, 122° 27.292′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Funston Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Funston Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidio of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Station Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps Western Defense Command Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old and New: Presidio Fire Station (about 400 feet away); The Ordoñez Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Philippines (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. 24-pounder long gun (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 8, 2020.)
2. Siege of Santiago (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 8, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.