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

Civil War Cannon

 
 
Civil War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. Civil War Cannon Marker
Inscription. This Civil War cannon was captured from Confederate forces by Wisconsin troops on Island Number 10 near Vicksburg. Brought to Sparta by Mr. W. H. Farnham in 1867.
 
Location. 43° 57.012′ N, 90° 48.535′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Montgomery Street (State Highway 21) west of North Benton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Blyton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta WI 54656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sparta Free Library ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Masonic Lodge ( approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Post Office ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe County Courthouse ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Coulee Country ( approx. 4.5 miles away); Donald "Deke" Slayton ( approx. 5.3 miles away); The Driftless Area ( approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Additional comments.
1. Reported Capture Location
The marker indicates the cannon was captured at Island Number 10, which was in the Mississippi River, upstream from New Madrid, Missouri, near the
Civil War Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. Civil War Cannon
Monuments behind cannon: In Memory of Donald Paul Radde, Wisconsin Bridg Gen 32 Inf Div, World War II, March 15, 1914 — March 7, 1966; In Memory of our Nation's Defenders.
Kentucky / Tennessee border. Vicksburg is of course in the state of Mississippi. Since Wisconsin troops were involved with both the Battle of Island No. 10 and the Vicksburg Campaign, either location is plausible.
    — Submitted June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
Nearby U.S.S. Maine Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
3. Nearby U.S.S. Maine Monument
U.S.S. Maine Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
4. U.S.S. Maine Plaque
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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