Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
World War I
German 150 M.M. Howitzer
— No. 1088 —
Made by the Fried. Krupp Co. Essen, Germany in 1917. The largest arms manufacturer in the world at that time.
It could fire a 93 lb. high explosive projectile 10,000 yards about 5 ½ miles.
Because of their ability to drop gas canister or high explosive at either close range or at considerable distance these cannon and the mortars were very effective against Allied troops in trench warfare.
Delivered in 1925 from the Rariton Arsenal Metuchen, New Jersey by act of Congress. They were presented by the United States Government to Harrison County American Legion Post 123 who paid for the delivery expense.
In this court yard on May 12, 1926 the Heroes of World War I were honored and Old Glory raised by the Veterans of the Civil War.
“92” British Howitzer Projectile
General Railway Signal Co.
Rochester, N. Y. USA 1917
Erected by American Legion.
Location. 38° 12.711′ N, 86° 7.566′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and East Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on North Capitol Avenue. At S/W corner of County Court House grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown Corydon (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Corydon (a few steps from this marker); Polly Strong Slavery Case (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
Also see . . . 15cm heavy field howitzer M02. This gun is a German Model 1902 15 cm Heavy Field Howitzer. It was the first German Field Howitzer to have a recoil mechanism. On the other side of the courthouse is a German (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.)
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