Cantigny in Somme Département, Picardie, France
McCormick's Cantigny Artillery Monument
1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment
—Faithful and True —
(French transcription not provided. Click on marker photo to enlarge.)
Erected 2005 by McCormick Tribune Foundation, Village of Cantigny.
Location. 49° 39.77′ N, 2° 29.544′ E. Marker is in Cantigny, Picardie, in Somme Département. Marker is on Rue Saint Aignan (Route D26). Touch for map. Marker is in vicinity of the Cantigny American Monument and the 28th Infantry Regiment Monument in a small park in Cantigny. Marker is in this post office area: Cantigny, Picardie 80500, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 28th Infantry Regiment Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cantigny American Monument First U.S. Division (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
Regarding McCormick's Cantigny Artillery Monument. Text is also translated into French on tablet.
Also see . . . Site Seeing: Colonel McCormick's Dirty Little Secret. The Chicago Reader (May 1, 1997) presents a critical view of the McCormick's record, and discusses the question whether the rumor circulated at the time that McCormick was inadvertently responsible for shelling more Americans than Germans. The concludes by noting that McCormick's diary entry for the battle includes a notation of a dozen Americans being killed by a 155mm round (American), but also notes that the shell did not have McCormick's name on it, so to speak. (Submitted on July 23, 2015.)
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.