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Liberty in Union County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside

1824 - 1881

 
 
Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside Marker
Inscription. Born in Liberty, Indiana, Ambrose E. Burnside invented the breech-loading rifle in 1856. Commanded a brigade at First Bull Run and the Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg. He was commander of the Army of Ohio when Morgan's Raiders were captured.
 
Erected 1963 by Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 81.1963.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.118′ N, 84° 55.843′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Indiana, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Union Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Union Street. Touch for map. Located on the North/West corner of the Union County Courthouse lawn in Liberty, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty IN 47353, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Stones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Franklin United Brethren Church (approx. 9 miles away); Historic Hopewell / Historic Hopewell Cemetery
Obverse View - - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Obverse View - - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside Marker
(approx. 9.4 miles away in Ohio); The Doty Settlement / The Pioneer Farmstead (approx. 10.6 miles away in Ohio); The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away in Ohio); The Black (Pugh's Mill) Covered Bridge (approx. 13 miles away in Ohio); George Washington Julian (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .  Military Biography ::. Courtesy "Civil War Trust" this link has a Military over-view of Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. Plus battlefield links. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Additional keywords. Birth Place
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wide View - - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
3. Wide View - - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside Marker
8-inch Rodman Gun (West Side) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
4. 8-inch Rodman Gun (West Side)
Muzzle of 8inch Rodman Gun image. Click for full size.
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5. Muzzle of 8inch Rodman Gun
Fort Pitt Foundry in Pittsburgh, PA cast this gun in 1865. It weighed 8485 pounds.
8-inch Rodman Gun (East Side) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
6. 8-inch Rodman Gun (East Side)
8-inch Rodman Gun (East Side) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
7. 8-inch Rodman Gun (East Side)
Muzzle of East Side Rodman image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
8. Muzzle of East Side Rodman
Also cast by Fort Pitt Foundry, this gun was completed in 1865 also. It weighed 8475 pounds.
Cabin - - South/East of Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
9. Cabin - - South/East of Courthouse Lawn
Other View - - Cabin - South/East of Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
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10. Other View - - Cabin - South/East of Courthouse Lawn
North/East Corner - - Union County Courthouse - Liberty, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
11. North/East Corner - - Union County Courthouse - Liberty, Indiana
North Side - - Union County Courthouse - Liberty, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
12. North Side - - Union County Courthouse - Liberty, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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