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12 Pound Dahlgren Boat Howitzer

 
 
12 Pound Dahlgren Boat Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 21, 2021
1. 12 Pound Dahlgren Boat Howitzer Marker
Inscription.  These weathered cannons are 12 pound Dahlgren boat howitzers which were mounted on a Civil War ship that was sunk in the Pensacola, Florida harbor. The howitzers were constructed according to a design perfected by Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, following the recovery from the waters of Florida, the cannons were held by the Grand Army of the Republic, which was a Civil War veteran's organization, and in 1950 donated to the City of Gladwin for display in the Highland Cemetery at the Veteran's Memorial. The cannons were stolen in 1988 and returned to the city after an extensive search nationwide. The cannons are currently on loan to the County of Gladwin for display at the Veteran's Honor Roll.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 43° 58.836′ N, 84° 29.435′ W. Marker is in Gladwin, Michigan, in Gladwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Avenue (Michigan Route 18) and South Bowery Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Cedar Avenue. Located on the grounds of the Gladwin County District Court. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 W Cedar Ave, Gladwin MI 48624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of All World War I Veterans (a few steps from this marker); "The Survivor" (approx. 6˝ miles away); Gladwin County World War I Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dahlgren gun. Excerpt:
Dahlgren guns were muzzle-loading naval artillery designed by Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren USN (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870), mostly used in the period of the American Civil War.
(Submitted on September 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
12 Pound Dahlgren Boat Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 21, 2021
2. 12 Pound Dahlgren Boat Howitzer Marker
Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren image. Click for full size.
Public domain (Mathew Brady), circa 1862
3. Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
Dahlgren devised a smoothbore howitzer, adaptable for many sizes of craft as well as shore installations. He then introduced a cast-iron muzzle-loading cannon with vastly increased range and accuracy, known as the Dahlgren gun, that became the Navy's standard armament.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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