Canal Winchester in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pvt. Alfred Cannon
8-18-1862 to 1-21-1865
Resident of Canal Winchester
enlisted to preserve the Union.
Taken prisoner at Brices
Crossroads, MS. and marched
to Andersonville, GA., Confederate
prison. He gave up his place
of exchange to a friend stating,
"Go to your family". Pvt. Cannon
died at Florence, SC., Confederate
prison of typhoid fever.
"Greater love than this has
no man, that he lay down
his life for a friend."
Alfred Cannon G.A.R. Post #261
was chartered in him memory
Location. 39° 50.728′ N, 82° 48.339′ W. Marker is in Canal Winchester, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of North High Street and Oak Street, on the left when traveling north on North High Street. Touch for map. In village historical complex at railroad station. Marker is in this post office area: Canal Winchester OH 43110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canal Winchester (a few steps from this marker); Prentiss School No. 8 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interurban Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal Stradley Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Ohio's Oldest Active School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge (approx. one mile away); Canal Winchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canal Winchester.
Categories. • Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
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