San Andreas in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Model 1841 12-Pound Field Howitzers
Calaveras County Veterans Memorial
Weight 790 lbs.
Weight 777 lbs.
Erected by Eagle Scout Project by Drake Walker.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
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 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.)
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 147 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.