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San Andreas in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers

Calaveras County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2014
1. Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers Marker
Inscription.  In 1912 the 62nd United States Congress donated these model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers to the Grand Army of the Republic. These guns were cast by N.P. Ames at Springfield Mass and displayed in Burson, Calif. by the Grand Army of the Republic until being moved to San Andreas, Calif. and remounted by the Calaveras County Historical Society at the Soldiers Plot in the Peoples Cemetery in the early 1920’s. They are now placed here to honor the veterans of Calaveras County as part of an Eagle Scout project by Drake Walker of Boy Scout Troop 352.
East Gun
Founded 1841
Weight 790 lbs.

West Gun
Founded 1844
Weight 777 lbs.

 
Erected by Eagle Scout Project by Drake Walker.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 38° 11.446′ N, 120° 40.053′ W. Marker is in San Andreas, California, in Calaveras County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Mountain Ranch Road and Government Center Road, on the left
Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2014
2. Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers Marker
when traveling east. Monument is located in courtyard on the south side of the Calaveras County Public Works building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas CA 95249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calaveras County War Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Red Barn (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calaveras County Hospital Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Andreas (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Restaurant in Town (approx. 0.8 miles away); California Pioneers Reinterred from Poverty Bar Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Chili Gulch (approx. 2˝ miles away); Attempted Stage Robbery (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Andreas.
 
Also see . . .  M1841 12-pounder Howitzer (Wikipedia). The M1841 12-pounder howitzer was a bronze smoothbore muzzle-loading artillery piece that was adopted by the United States Army in 1841 and employed from the Mexican–American War to the American Civil War. It fired a 8.9 lb shell up to a distance of 1,072 yards at 5° elevation. It could also fire canister shot and spherical case shot. (Submitted on January 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Calaveras County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2014
3. Calaveras County War Memorial
(Field Howitzers on left and right)
Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2014
4. Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers Marker
(on right/south side of Calaveras County Public Works Building)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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