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La Crosse in La Crosse County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial

 
 
Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
1. Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial
[south side]
Inscription.  
This Mortar
Erected by John Flinn Post No. 77
G.A.R. May 27, 1898. Was at the
Capture of Mobile, New Orleans and
Vicksburg. Weight 980 lbs.

 
Erected 1898 by John Flinn Post No. 77 G.A.R.
 
Location. 43° 51.309′ N, 91° 13.693′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Marker can be reached from Oak Street south of Palace Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Campbell Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Crosse WI 54603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Cloud Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Valley View Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Upper Mississippi (approx. 2.1 miles away); Major General C.C. Washburn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Group of Indian Mounds (approx. 2.3 miles away); Myrick Park Mounds (approx. 2.3 miles away); Losey Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sidewheel Riverboat War Eagle (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Crosse.
 
Additional keywords.
Mortar image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
2. Mortar
[north side]
1170 is cast into the top of the barrel.
M1861 8-inch siege mortar
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Mortar image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
3. Mortar
Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
4. Campbell Cemetery G.A.R. Memorial
Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
5. Muzzle Markings
Nş 4 980 lbs. CPK Fort Pitt PA 1863
Translated, this indicates that the registry number is 4 (the 4th gun in this pattern), the weight was 980 pounds when produced, inspected by Charles People Kingsbury at Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania, manufactured in 1863.
Campbell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 5, 2011
6. Campbell Cemetery
The GAR Memorial is in the distance, on the hill to the left.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 607 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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