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Port Jervis in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

12pd. Napoleon Cannon

Manufactured - 1863

 
 
12pd. Napoleon Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 1, 2017
1. 12pd. Napoleon Cannon Marker
Inscription.

This Model 1999 [sic - it was No. 199 produced] 12pd. Napoleon Civil War era (1861-1865) cannon was built by Revere Copper Company and inspected by Thomas Jefferson Rodman (T.J.R.), the Ordinance [sic - Ordnance] Inspector. His initials are stamped on the front of the muzzle. The cannon was obtained for the City of Port Jervis by New York Congressman Thomas W. Bradley of Walden, New York. During the Civil War he served as an officer in the 124th New York State Infantry, or the "Orange Blossoms", as they were known locally and who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The cannon was presented to the city by the local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic on May 30th, 1903. The cannon was restored by avid local historian Jerry Walters twice, once in the 1960s and again in the 1980s.
 
Erected 1999 by Port Jervis Office of the City Historian.
 
Location. 41° 22.612′ N, 74° 41.41′ W. Marker is in Port Jervis, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Street (U.S. 6/209) and Broome Street, on the left when traveling west on Pike Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Veterans Park, Port Jervis NY 12771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

12pd. Napoleon Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 1, 2017
2. 12pd. Napoleon Cannon and Marker
of this marker. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Port Jervis (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Naval Services Honored Dead (a few steps from this marker); Willmore Pavlich & Howard Tarkett WWII Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); War on Terrorism Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jervis.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S. Model 1857 12-pounder Napoleon. (Submitted on August 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Live Fire With a Civil War Cannon. (Submitted on August 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Model 1857 12-Pounder Napoleon Towed Field Gun. (Submitted on August 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Thomas Wilson Bradley Congressional Bio. (Submitted on August 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
12pd. Napoleon Cannon Muzzle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 1, 2017
3. 12pd. Napoleon Cannon Muzzle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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