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Corydon in Harrison County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War I

German 150 M.M. Howitzer

 

—No. 1088 —

 
World War I German 150 M.M. Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
1. World War I German 150 M.M. Howitzer Marker
Inscription. This 2 ½ Ton artillery piece was captured by American forces on the Western Front in 1918.

Made by the Fried. Krupp Co. Essen, Germany in 1917. The largest arms manufacturer in the world at that time.

It could fire a 93 lb. high explosive projectile 10,000 yards about 5 ½ miles.

Because of their ability to drop gas canister or high explosive at either close range or at considerable distance these cannon and the mortars were very effective against Allied troops in trench warfare.

Delivered in 1925 from the Rariton Arsenal Metuchen, New Jersey by act of Congress. They were presented by the United States Government to Harrison County American Legion Post 123 who paid for the delivery expense.

In this court yard on May 12, 1926 the Heroes of World War I were honored and Old Glory raised by the Veterans of the Civil War.

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“92” British Howitzer Projectile
Manufactured by
General Railway Signal Co.
Rochester, N. Y. USA 1917

 
Erected by American Legion.
 
Location.
German 150 M.M. Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
2. German 150 M.M. Howitzer and Marker
The marker is on plaque base below the howitzer. The “92” British howitzer projectile is to the far right of the photograph.
38° 12.711′ N, 86° 7.566′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and East Cherry Street, on the right when traveling north on North Capitol Avenue. Touch for map. At S/W corner of County Court House grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Corydon (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated In Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor Of The Men from Harrison County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corydon.
 
Also see . . .  15cm heavy field howitzer M02. This gun is a German Model 1902 15 cm Heavy Field Howitzer. It was the first German Field Howitzer to have a recoil mechanism. On the other side of the courthouse is a German 7.6 cm Light Minenwerfer, New Model. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, World I
 
Another View - Howitzer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, July 16, 2008
3. Another View - Howitzer and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,449 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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