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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

This Little Cannon

 
 
This Little Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 21, 2012
1. This Little Cannon Marker
Inscription. This little cannon served at the Georgia Military Institute from 1852 to 1864, then went into the Confederate Army, was captured on Sherman’s March to the Sea, 1864-1865, and held as a trophy of war until 1910, when it was returned by the United States Government to the Confederate Cemetery at Marietta Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 56.75′ N, 84° 32.917′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker can be reached from West Atlanta Street just north of Cemetery Street SE. Touch for map. The marker and cannon are located in the north section of the Old Marietta City Cemetery, near the Confederate Monument. While the monument is visible from Powder Springs Road (GA Highway 360), access is from West Atlanta Street. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument ( within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery ( within shouting distance of this marker); S. V. Sanford ( within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Lot ( within shouting distance of this marker); Rest well, Miss Mattie ( within
This Little Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 21, 2012
2. This Little Cannon Marker
shouting distance of this marker); William Root ( within shouting distance of this marker); Founder's Lot William Harris ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Thomas Milton Allen ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Regarding This Little Cannon. The cannon is a six pounder bronze howitzer.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Military Institute Cannons. The Georgia Military Institute cannon was produced from the same pattern as the famous Cadet Battery guns at V.M.I. (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
This Little Cannon -- A Six Pounder Bronze Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 21, 2012
3. This Little Cannon -- A Six Pounder Bronze Howitzer
The carriage was replaced and the barrel remounted in 1999.
This Little Cannon -- A Six Pounder Bronze Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 21, 2012
4. This Little Cannon -- A Six Pounder Bronze Howitzer
Another plaque adjacent to the marker recognizes those behind the restoration of the cannon.
Crest on Cannon image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 17, 2012
5. Crest on Cannon
This crest, on the barrel of the cannon, is a slightly modified version of the Great Seal of the State of Georgia. While the Georgia Military Institute cannon apparently also carried the name of the institute with the state seal, there is no evidence on this cannon.
Cannon Barrel image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 17, 2012
6. Cannon Barrel
The cannon, showing the location of the crest on the top of the barrel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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