Sparta in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War Cannon
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. 4½ 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.
The marker indicates the cannon was captured at Island Number 10, which was in the Mississippi River, upstream from New Madrid, Missouri, near the 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-American • War, US Civil • War, World II •
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 1,209 times since then and 29 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.