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Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Napoleon 12-Pounder

 
 
Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
1. Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker
Inscription. The US Army adopted the Napoleon in 1857. During the Civil War, it demonstrated it's superiority over all smooth bore field guns. At Gettysburg, it made up 39% of the total field pieces. In overall effectiveness it had no peer. Dedicated, June 2004
 
Erected 2004.
 
Location. 39° 36.062′ N, 82° 56.576′ W. Marker is in Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 22) and Pickaway Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on grounds of Memorial Hall, to west of main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville OH 43113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Hall (a few steps from this marker); Prehistoric Circular Earthworks / The Squaring of Circleville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caleb Atwater (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Savings Quota (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Safety Forces (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Underground Railroad / The Underground Railroad in Pickaway County (approx.
Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
2. Cannon and Marker
Although the facts on the marker are generally correct, the cannon is not, however, a 12-pounder Napoleon. More likely it is a reproduction 6-pounder Field Gun of an earlier design.
0.2 miles away); High Street Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zieger House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Circleville.
 
Also see . . .  Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery. Marker entry for a monument at Gettysburg displaying authentic 12-pounder Napoleon guns. (Submitted on November 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2008
3. Napoleon 12-Pounder Marker
Gun and marker in shadows to right (west) of flag pole and entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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