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Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Abisado

The Court House Cannon

 
 
Abisado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
1. Abisado Marker
Inscription.
There is Glory enough for all.
Schley July 3, 1898

You may fire, Gridley, when you are ready
Dewey, May 1, 1898

Captured at Manila, May 1, 1898
Received at Towson, May 1, 1903

Donated by the U.S. Government
Through Wm Tyler Pace

 
Erected 1903.
 
Location. 39° 24.009′ N, 76° 36.341′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the front lawn of the Baltimore County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Washington Avenue, Towson MD 21204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hometown Hero (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Baltimore County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Epsom Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); War of 1812 Cannon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wartime Support (approx. 1.4 miles away); Captain Charles Ridgely (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
 
Also see . . .
There is Glory enough for all.<br>Schley, July 3, 1898 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
2. There is Glory enough for all.
Schley, July 3, 1898
 The Court House Cannon. (PDF) MDIHP.
“Spanish bronze cannon cast in Seville during reign of Carlos III in 1781. This was a trophy captured at the Spanish arsenal in the Philippines following the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay. Placed on a granite pedestal in the court house yard and dedicated on the fifth anniversary of the battle, May 1, 1903. In 1939, the County Commissioners had the stack of mismatching cannon balls welded together to prevent children from rolling them into the trolley car tracks (Jeffersonian, October 13, 1939).” — MDIHP (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
You may fire, Gridley,<br>when you are ready<br>Dewey, May 1, 1898 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
3. You may fire, Gridley,
when you are ready
Dewey, May 1, 1898
Captured at Manila, May 1, 1898<br>Received at Towson, May 1, 1903 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
4. Captured at Manila, May 1, 1898
Received at Towson, May 1, 1903
Donated by the U.S. Government<br>Through Wm Tyler Page image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
5. Donated by the U.S. Government
Through Wm Tyler Page
Abisado<br>The Court House Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
6. Abisado
The Court House Cannon
Abisado<br>The Court House Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
7. Abisado
The Court House Cannon
Abisado image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
8. Abisado
Seal of Carlos III image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
9. Seal of Carlos III
It it said that the seal consists of the letters C A R L O S interlocked together surmounting the roman numeral III.
Trunion: P o 4325 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
10. Trunion: P o 4325
Trunion: Cobres De Mexico Y. Peru image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
11. Trunion: Cobres De Mexico Y. Peru
“Copper from Mexico and Peru”
Abisado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 17, 2015
12. Abisado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on December 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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