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Frankfort in Clinton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

To The Unknown Dead

Civil War Memorial - Clinton County Indiana

 
 
Civil War Memorial - Clinton County Indiana Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
1. Civil War Memorial - Clinton County Indiana Memorial
Inscription. To The Unknown Dead 1861 - - 1865 By The W. R. C.
 
Erected by The W. R. C. [Womens Relief Corps].
 
Location. 40° 16.851′ N, 86° 30.702′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Indiana, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Clinton Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. located on the South/West corner of the Courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort IN 46041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clinton County (Indiana) War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Memory of Our Departed Shipmates (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County REMC (approx. 8.6 miles away); Indian Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away); Adams Mill (approx. 13.8 miles away); Wild Cat Lodge No. 311 (approx. 13.8 miles away); Burlington (approx. 15.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
More about this marker. The marker sits on top of a mounded (dirt) lawn with a flag and a cannon behind it. Another cannon is on the North/East corner of the
Wide View - - To The Unknown Dead Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
2. Wide View - - To The Unknown Dead Memorial
courthouse lawn.
If anyone knows who the W.B.C. are, please log in and pass along information. Thanks.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Clinton County War Memorial - - Few Steps Away.... image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
3. Clinton County War Memorial - - Few Steps Away....
South Side - - Clinton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
4. South Side - - Clinton County Courthouse
< < < - - Civil War "Unknown Dead" Memorial to the left.
To The Unknown Dead Marker & Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
5. To The Unknown Dead Marker & Cannon
Left Side of Cannon - - Behind the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
6. Left Side of Cannon - - Behind the Memorial
Concrete: base front reads 1898 - 99. The side reads 1861 - 1865.
30-pdr Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
7. 30-pdr Parrott Rifle
Located behind the memorial is this 30-pdr rifle.
Muzzle View - - Cannon / Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
8. Muzzle View - - Cannon / Civil War Memorial
At the top of the muzzle is the registry number 125. This Parrott Rifle was 4,270 pounds when first produced.
Left Trunnion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
9. Left Trunnion
The left trunnion has the year of manufacture - 1862.
Right Trunnion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
10. Right Trunnion
The right side indicates the manufacturer - West Point Foundry, Robert Parker Parrott superintendent.
South / West Corner - - Clinton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
11. South / West Corner - - Clinton County Courthouse
Revolutionary War Memorial - - Few Steps Away image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
12. Revolutionary War Memorial - - Few Steps Away
Navy Memorial - - Just a Few more Steps on N/W Corner of Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
13. Navy Memorial - - Just a Few more Steps on N/W Corner of Courthouse Lawn
The second cannon is straight East of the Navy Memorial. (But first take your sack lunch for a rest to the Public Gazabo across the street.)
Public Gazebo & Murals - - Across from Navy Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
14. Public Gazebo & Murals - - Across from Navy Memorial
North East - - Another 30-pdr Parrott Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
15. North East - - Another 30-pdr Parrott Rifle
Left Rear of Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
16. Left Rear of Cannon
The small square (left top in photo) of concrete holds a 1934 survey benchmark. See the benchmark in the next photo.
The 1934 Benchmark image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
17. The 1934 Benchmark
Right Rear View of Cannon - Again note Benchmark Concrete Cube image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
18. Right Rear View of Cannon - Again note Benchmark Concrete Cube
Muzzle View - 30-pdr Parrott image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
19. Muzzle View - 30-pdr Parrott
This companion piece is also a 30-pdr Parrott Rifle. It is registry number 90, and weighed 4,230 pounds when produced.
Left Trunnion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
20. Left Trunnion
This Parrot was also produced in 1862.
Right Trunnion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
21. Right Trunnion
The stampings are "R.P.P." and "W.P.F" for Robert Parker Parratt who operated, West Point Foundry.
South/East Corner - - Clinton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
22. South/East Corner - - Clinton County Courthouse
Statue top of Clinton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
23. Statue top of Clinton County Courthouse
Another Statue on Clinton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
24. Another Statue on Clinton County Courthouse
All the statues have lightening rods that are so well installed that they are almost not noted.
North / East Corner - - Clinton County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 2, 2009
25. North / East Corner - - Clinton County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,727 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. submitted on August 5, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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