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French 24-Pounder

 
 
French 24-Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
1. French 24-Pounder Marker
Inscription.  
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

Emplaced on this site
July 1973
by order of
Col. John L. Fellows Jr.
Commanding Officer


 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Defense Command Headquarters
French 24-Pounder and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
2. French 24-Pounder and Marker
(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.)
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
French 24-Pounder - business end image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
3. French 24-Pounder - business end
French 24-Pounder - fun end image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
4. French 24-Pounder - fun end
French 24-Pounder - dedication inscription image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
5. French 24-Pounder - dedication inscription
"Captured at Santiago de Cuba on July 17, 1898 by the Fifth Army Corps, U.S. Army commanded by Major General, Wm. R. Shafter and presented by him to the City of San Francisco, California in trust for the Native Sons of the Golden West and accepted as a token of valor and patriotism of the Army of the United States"
French 24-Pounder - imperial motto and emblem image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 26, 2015
6. French 24-Pounder - imperial motto and emblem
"Nec pluribus impar (literally: "Not unequal to many") is a Latin motto adopted by Louis XIV of France from 1658. It was often inscribed together with the symbol of the "Sun King": a head within rays of sunlight." - Wikipedia
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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