Kewaunee in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
Soldiers and Marines of Kewaunee County
Who Fought for Freedom
1861 to 1865
Also to Those Who Fought for
the Liberty of Cuba
1861 - 1865 - 1898
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil.
Location. 44° 27.394′ N, 87° 30.284′ W. Marker is in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Dodge Street and Vliet Street, on the right when traveling south. Monument is at the Kewaunee County Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Dodge Street, Kewaunee WI 54216, 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. Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Kewaunee Fire (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early History of Kewaunee (approx. ¼ mile away); Car – Ferry Service (approx. 0.3 miles Barge "Emerald" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Father Marquette (approx. ¾ mile away); Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area (approx. 1½ miles away); Kewaunee County Lime Kilns (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kewaunee.
More about this monument. Two 24-pounder naval cannons flank the monument. Both cannons were made in 1846 by C.A. & Co. (Cyrus Alger & Company) Boston and inspected by J.W.R., James Wolfe Ripley, an Army inspector from 1832-1863. The northern cannon has registry number 98 and weighs 1,475 pounds; the southern cannon has registry number 93 and weighs 1,476 pounds.
Also see . . . Kewaunee County History. "By the time the memorial was erected in front of the courthouse, the U.S. had fought a new war and the monument was also dedicated to those who had served in the Spanish-American War." (Submitted on October 14, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.