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

Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument

 
 
Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
1. Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
Inscription.
Erected to the Memory of the
Soldiers and Marines of Kewaunee County
Who Fought for Freedom
in
1861 to 1865

————

Also to Those Who Fought for
the Liberty of Cuba
in 1898


1861 - 1865 - 1898

 
Location. 44° 27.394′ N, 87° 30.284′ W. Marker is in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, in Kewaunee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dodge Street and Vliet Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is at the Kewaunee County Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Dodge Street, Kewaunee WI 54216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Kewaunee Fire (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early History of Kewaunee (approx. mile away); Car – Ferry Service (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barge "Emerald" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Father Marquette (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area (approx. 1.5 miles away); Kewaunee County Lime Kilns (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kewaunee.
 
More about this marker.
Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 18, 2014
2. Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
(east face)
Two 24-pounder naval cannons flank the monument. Both cannons were made in 1846 by C.A. & Co. (Cyrus Alger & Company) Boston and inspected by J.W.R., James Wolfe Ripley, an Army inspector from 1832-1863. The northern cannon has registry number 98 and weighs 1,475 pounds; the southern cannon has registry number 93 and weighs 1,476 pounds.
 
Also see . . .  Kewaunee County History. "By the time the memorial was erected in front of the courthouse, the U.S. had fought a new war and the monument was also dedicated to those who had served in the Spanish-American War." (Submitted on October 14, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
3. Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
(south side)
GAR
The Grand Army of the Republic Badge
Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
4. Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
Southern 24-pounder naval cannon and its truck carriage.
Monument and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
5. Monument and Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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