Emporia, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I
A captured Imperial German Army 150 mm field artillary cannon manufactured by Kkupp Works in 1917
Many thousands of Americans and Allied young men gave their lives in France to enemy fire from weapons like this to make the world safe for democracy
Placed here by local Veterans of Bulla Post 46 American Legion in 1925
On permanent loan by U.S. Army
It is one of 8 allocated as memorials to these brave soldiers and veterans
May they rest in peace
Repaired and painted by Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1779 March 1998
Erected 1925 by Bulla Post 46 American Legion.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1998.
Location. 36° 41.179′ N, 77° 32.546′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 301)Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (a few steps from this marker); Greensville County (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Hicks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (about 300 feet away); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (about 500 feet away); Early Masonic Lodges (about 600 feet away); Emporia Greensville Veteran War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
Also see . . . Complete description of this gun. This gun is a German 15cm Long Heavy Field Howitzer, M 13 L/17. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.