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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Bronze Cannon

 
 
This Bronze Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 2, 2008
1. This Bronze Cannon Marker
Inscription.  This bronze cannon was made at Douai France in 1751, by Berenger the great gun manufacturer, for the House of the Bourbons. After many travels and vicissitudes, it was discovered mounted in defence of Fort Morro Santiago, Cuba. Upon the surrender of Santiago, it passed into the possession of the United States and was taken to Governors Island N.Y. It was assigned by the Secretary of War to Hagerstown and has been mounted here to commemorate the patriotism and courage of all the volunteers from Washington County who entered the Army and Navy of the U.S. in the American - Spanish War, 1897-1898.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Spanish-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1751.
 
Location. 39° 38.827′ N, 77° 42.978′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Potomac Street (Maryland Route 60) and North Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Potomac Street. Marker is in the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Hagerstonians in the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Bloom Park (a few steps from this marker); In Memory Of (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 468 North Potomac Street (about 700 feet away); 474 North Potomac Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jonathan Hager (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
This Bronze Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 2, 2008
2. This Bronze Cannon Marker
This Bronze Cannon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 2, 2008
3. This Bronze Cannon
This Bronze Cannon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 2, 2008
4. This Bronze Cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,824 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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