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Oshkosh in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Bragg Memorial

 
 
Camp Bragg Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
1. Camp Bragg Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot in the autumn of
1862 the 21st and 32d Regiments
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
were encamped for organization
before proceeding to the front.
Erected 1915

 
Erected 1915 by the Camp Bragg Memorial Association; plans drawn by sculptor Karl Bitter.
 
Location. 44° 1.493′ N, 88° 31.355′ W. Marker is in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is at the intersection of Hazel Street and East Irving Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Hazel Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oshkosh WI 54901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kiwanis Clubs Gazebo (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Veterans Monument (approx. mile away); Chief Oshkosh Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Catholic Mass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Webster Stanley (approx. 0.9 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grand Opera House (approx. one mile away); The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oshkosh.
 
Also see . . .
Camp Bragg Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
2. Camp Bragg Memorial
The marker is flanked by four smoothbore Napoleon cannons (named after Emperor Louis Napoleon III) that fired a 12-pound projectile (4.62-inch bore diameter). The four cannons were shipped to Oshkosh by railroad in June 1915 from the Rock Island Arsenal at Rock Island, Illinois.

1. The 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. (Submitted on August 31, 2010.)
2. 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 31, 2010.) 

3. San Diego's Own Napoleons. History of Napoleon cannons. "...the [1994] market value of the cannons is in excess of $60,000 each." (Submitted on August 31, 2010.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Muzzle Markings image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 21, 2010
3. Muzzle Markings
Revere Copper Co. N.21. 1216 lbs T.J.R. 1862.

Translated, manufactured at the Revere Copper Company (in Boston, descendant of Paul Revere), registry number 21 (the 21st gun in this pattern), the weight was 1216 pounds when produced, inspected by Thomas Jackson Rodman, manufactured in 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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