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Stevens Point in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Portage County Civil War Memorial

 
 
Portage County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, March 30, 2010
1. Portage County Civil War Memorial
Inscription.  
1861–1865

Portage County
to
her heroes who fought
and
her martyrs who fell
that
the Republic might live.

 
Erected 1890 by Stevens Point Post No. 156 G.A.R. Department of Wisconsin · Plover Post 149 · Capt. I. Eckles Post Amherst 16 · Blaine Post 115 · Womans Relief Corps No. 96, and the people of Portage County.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 44° 31.265′ N, 89° 34.802′ W. Marker is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Marker is on Church Street south of Arlington Place, on the right when traveling north. Memorial is across from the Portage County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1516 Church Street, Stevens Point WI 54481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Public Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevens Point — Gateway to the Pineries
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Boy with the Leaking Boot (approx. half a mile away); Stevens Point Women's Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); WWI Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevens Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wisconsin's Civil War Memorials. "The granite memorial features a sculpture of a Union soldier holding a flag and grasping his sword at the top of a tall obelisk." (Submitted on March 31, 2010.) 

2. Parrott Rifle. "Several hundred Parrott gun tubes remain today, many adorning battlefield parks, county courthouses, museums, etc. The gun tubes made by Parrott's foundry are identifiable by the letters WPF (West Point Foundry) found on the gun tube..." (Submitted on March 31, 2010.) 
 
South Side Close-Up image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, March 30, 2010
2. South Side Close-Up
Nearby Cannon and Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, March 30, 2010
3. Nearby Cannon and Memorial
Cannon and Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, March 30, 2010
4. Cannon and Memorial
4.2-inch (30-pound) Army Parrott Rifle
Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, March 30, 2010
5. Muzzle Markings
4160.Nº360.1864.W.P.F.
RMH 4 2


Translated, this indicates the weight was 4160 pounds when produced, registry number 360 (the 360th gun in this pattern), manufactured in 1864 at the West Point Foundry, inspected by Richard Mason Hill, 4.2-inch (30-pounder) bore diameter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,528 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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