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Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

6 Pdr Field Cannon

Model 1842

 
 
6 Pdr Field Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
1. 6 Pdr Field Cannon Marker
Inscription. Used in war with Mexico–1846. Re-bored and rifled about 1861 to use 3.8 in. James or Hotchkiss shells indicating Civil War use. Mr. Marion Humphries, a local jeweler and businessman, was instrumental in fitting the cannon with a complete new carriage. This was completed on September 3, 1994. All labor, material, and money were donated by many area citizens.
 
Location. 36° 50.714′ N, 86° 53.26′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Main Street and West 4th Street (Business U.S. 68), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Carrico Park Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Main Street, Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983 (here, next to this marker); John Littlejohn (a few steps from this marker); Confederate State Convention (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Russellville (within shouting distance of this
6 Pdr Field Cannon Marker - Cannon was removed about 3 weeks prior to this photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2018
2. 6 Pdr Field Cannon Marker - Cannon was removed about 3 weeks prior to this photo.
marker); To Honor Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor's Corner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
 
Also see . . .  News-Democrat & Leader - Square cannon temporarily removed. (Submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Carriage and wheel replacement ongoing.
Now some 24 years after being fitted with a new carriage, it is again being fitted with a new carriage and new wheels due to carpenter ant damage. It is hoped to be finished in October, 2018.
    — Submitted September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
Older photo showing the previous carriage and wheels, which are now being replaced. image. Click for full size.
By Brent Moore (CC BY-NC 2.0), October 4, 2008
3. Older photo showing the previous carriage and wheels, which are now being replaced.
The cannon is pointed down which signifies peacetime.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of restored cannon. • Can you help?
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