Brazil in Clay County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War Cannons Rededicated - Restoration
Brazil - Clay County, Indiana
Erected 1998 by American Legion Post #2.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 31.491′ N, 87° 7.154′ W. Marker is in Brazil, Indiana, in Clay County. Memorial is at the intersection of East National Avenue and South Harrison Street, on the left when traveling west on East National Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 609 E National Avenue, Brazil IN 47834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Building (a few steps from this marker); Clay County (Indiana) Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 10 O'Clock Treaty Line (approx. 6.4 miles away); 10 O'Clock Line (approx. 9.2 miles away); Houck Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away); Lost Creek (approx. 10.4 miles away); Mansfield circa 1820 (approx. 10˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brazil.
Regarding Civil War Cannons Rededicated - Restoration. The guns are Model 1857 12-pounder gun-howitzers, commonly known as "Napoleons". Revere Copper Co. manufactured more of them than another other foundry, 461 of the roughly 1,157 manufactured in the North during the war.
Also see . . . Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon Towed Field Gun. Military Factory entry. (Submitted on November 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,415 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.