Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon
Spanish American War Veterans
who gave their cannon from
this Site for World War II
Harry Bohannon Post
No. 75 American Legion
installs and dedicates this field
piece in their honor.
Erected 1949 by Harry Bohannon Post No. 75 American Legion.
Location. 40° 35.189′ N, 86° 40.52′ W. Marker is in Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of South Market Street and West Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on South Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the North/West corner of the Courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delphi (about 300 feet away); Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Milroy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Purchase Boundary Trail of Death (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Wabash & Erie Canal (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
Regarding Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon. During World War II the need for many items created scrap (metal) drives throughout the United States.
Everyone was asked to contribute any metal (or other items) that they felt might help the war effort. Collection locations were designated for people to gather their items.
Many relic cannon were given to assist the efforts of World War II. (Another example of cannon given was at Warsaw, Indiana. The Warsaw cannon were replaced with concrete replicas.)
Also see . . .
1. Scrap Metal Drive Story::. A good item in helping to understand the "Scrap Drives." (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Video - "Scrap Drives", "Red Cross", and the "Home Front" ::. Young students made this Excellent video - - which does a top job telling about the shortages during the war efforts of World War II. (Submitted on July 13, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Military • War, Spanish-American • War, World II •
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