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Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial

 
 
Cannon Point - California Vounteers Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
1. Cannon Point - California Vounteers Dedication Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated
To the memory of
Company K
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6th Regiment
California Volunteers
May 27, 1863 – May 27, 1931

 
Erected by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Parlor No. 36 & Native Sons of the Golden West, Parlor No. 92, Downieville, California.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 33.461′ N, 120° 49.978′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on State Highway 49, on the right when traveling east. Marker and monument are located at the western entrance to the town. The site is marked with a "Point of Historical Interest" sign. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downieville CA 95936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downieville (within shouting distance of this marker); Sierra County Sheriff’s Gallows (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sierra County, California (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountain Howitzers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henness Pass Road - Downieville (approx. ¼ mile away); Hirshfeldter Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Downieville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Masonic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downieville.
 
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The marker is mounted on a concrete base which supports the cannon.
 
Regarding Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial. The cannon weighs a ton and fired a 12 pound ball. Freighted to Downieville July 1, 1862 and was used for town celebrations.
 
Also see . . .  Cannon Point. The cannon was purchased June, 1862 in San Francisco, by Dr. E. G. Bryant, a young physician and surgeon of Downieville. (Submitted on June 29, 2011.) 
 
Cannon Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
2. Cannon Memorial and Marker
Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
3. Cannon Point - California Volunteers Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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