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Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan

 
 
Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
1. Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
Inscription.  (Left):
Erected in honor of
Vice Admiral
Stephen Clegg Rowan
U.S. Navy.

Born in Ireland Dec. 25th 1808
Died in Washington, D.C. Mar. 31st 1890.

Received Special Vote of Thanks of Congress
for Distinguished Services Feb. 7th 1863.

(Right):
Vice Admiral S. C. Rowan, U.S. Navy
Appointed Midshipman, Feb. 1st 1826 while a resident of Piqua. Participated in the Seminole War and in the Mexican War on the Pacific Coast at Monterrey, San Diego and Los Angeles. In the Civil War at Acquia Creek, Fort Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Elizabeth City, New Berne in command of the New Ironsides during the siege of Charleston.

(Back):
Presented to the
City of Piqua
by
J.G. Schmidlapp.

(Front):
Erected October 1909

 
Erected 1909 by J. G. Schmidlapp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location.
Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
2. Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
40° 8.731′ N, 84° 14.203′ W. Marker is in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Wood Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling east on Wood Street. Monument is in Rowan Park, at the east end of the Shawnee Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piqua OH 45356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Village of Huntersville (a few steps from this marker); Shawnee Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1913 Flood (about 700 feet away); Lock Nine (about 800 feet away); Lock Nine Riverfront Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Don Gentile (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piqua.
 
Rowan Monument Presentation image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
3. Rowan Monument Presentation
Rowan Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
4. Rowan Monument
The cannon is a 10-inch Rodman type Columbiad.
Rowan Monument Cannon Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
5. Rowan Monument Cannon Detail
Rowan Monument in Rowan Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
6. Rowan Monument in Rowan Park
Captain Stephen Clegg Rowan image. Click for full size.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph., circa 1862
7. Captain Stephen Clegg Rowan
Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan, U. S. Navy image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
8. Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan, U. S. Navy
from Sketch of the Life of Vice Admiral Stephen C. Rowan, U. S. Navy by S. C. Ayres M.D., 1910.
Stephen C. Rowan Monument image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
9. Stephen C. Rowan Monument
Monument erected at Piqua, O., in honor of Vice Admiral Rowan by J. G. Schmidlapp. Dedicated October 13, 1909 from Sketch of the Life of Vice Admiral Stephen C. Rowan, U. S. Navy, by S. C. Ayres, M.D., 1910.
Shawnee Rat Kids Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
10. Shawnee Rat Kids Marker
The Shawnee Rat Kids of the 1940's and 1950's would like to thank all of the people who donated time and money in the restoring of the cannon and cannon balls in Rowan Park in Shawnee. We would also like to thank the Green Leaf Garden Club for keeping the park so beautiful and the City of Piqua for the flag and flag pole and the naming of Rowan Park. The Shawnee Rat Kids May 28, 2004
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on May 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8, 9. submitted on August 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   10. submitted on March 24, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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