Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
World War I
German 77 M.M. Trench Mortar
It weighed 550 lbs. when in action and could fire a 10 lb. projectile over half a mile.
Presented to American Legion Post 123 Corydon, by the United States Government by act of Congress. Delivered 1925.
Erected 1925 by American Legion.
Location. 38° 12.709′ N, 86° 7.536′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on East Cherry Street near North Elm Street, on the left when traveling east. On County Court House Lawn. 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. In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (here, next to this marker); Harrison County (a few steps from this marker); Polly Strong Slavery Case (within shouting distance of this marker); Corydon Convention Of Freemasons (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Corydon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
Also see . . . Trench Mortars of World War I. Trench mortars were refined during the stalemate on the Western Front of World War I. Officially called Minenwerfers by the German Army, these weapons were respected and feared by the allied soldiers. Examples of the 7.7 cm model (as referenced on this marker) were brought back to the United States after the war as trophies. (Submitted on July 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.