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Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Napoleon 12-Pounder

 
 
Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
1. Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker
Inscription.  
The US Army adopted the Napoleon in 1857. During the Civil War, it demonstrated it's superiority over all smooth bore field guns. At Gettysburg, it made up 39% of the total field pieces. In overall effectiveness it had no peer.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 36.062′ N, 82° 56.576′ W. Marker was in Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Memorial was at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 22) and Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is on grounds of Memorial Hall, to west of main entrance. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 159 E Main St, Circleville OH 43113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); Walk Of Remembrance (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Hall (a few steps from this marker); This Fence
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Prehistoric Circular Earthworks / The Squaring of Circleville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of "The Greatest Free Show On Earth" (about 500 feet away); Caleb Atwater (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Savings Quota (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery monument at Gettysburg displays authentic 12-pounder Napoleon guns.
 
Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
2. Cannon and Marker
Although the facts on the marker are generally correct, the cannon is not, however, a 12-pounder Napoleon. More likely it is a reproduction 6-pounder Field Gun of an earlier design.
Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
3. Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker
Gun and marker in shadows to right (west) of flag pole and entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2021, by Grant & Mary Ann Fish of Galloway, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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