War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1841 6-pounder bronze field gun

The 3.67 inch caliber smoothbore M1841 6-pounder field gun was manufactured from 1841 to 1863.  It was considered obsolete by the Civil War but found usage by both the Union and Confederate Armies. The 65.6 inch long bronze barrel was made by various manufacturers.

There are 10 known M1841 6-pounder bronze field guns on display in Wisconsin.  They are at the following locations:

City Located Photo(s) Gun info* Mount info Location GPS Map(s)
Berlin, WI Alger, ___
1844, 26?
concrete pedestal VFW Post 2925,
420 N Wisconsin St.
N 43 58.675'
W 88 56.788'
Chippewa Falls, WI Ames, 158
1853, 42_
replica aluminum carriage Irvine Park at intersection of
Wolfe Dr & Irvine Pk Dr
N 44 56.886'
W 91 24.034'
Delafield, WI Ames, ___
1846, ___
concrete pedestal St. John's-NW Milt. Academy,
East of flagpole, North gun
N 43 03.860'
W 88 24.437'
Delafield, WI Alger, 614
1857, 15_
concrete pedestal St. John's-NW Milt. Academy,
East of flagpole, South gun
N 43 03.853'
W 88 24.439'
Madison, WI Greenwood, ___
1861, ___
wooden carriage Camp Randall Memorial Park,
pointed East on grassy knoll
N 43 04.232'
W 89 24.562'
Madison, WI Greenwood, ___
1861, 4
wooden carriage Camp Randall Sports Center,
front of Sports Hall of Fame bldg.
N 43 04.152'
W 89 24.663'
Marinette, WI Alger, ___
1854, 121
concrete pedestal Riverside Ave. by Stephenson Island, closest to RR bridge N 45 06.154'
W 87 37.957'
Marinette, WI Ames, ___
1846, 223
concrete pedestal Riverside Ave. by Stephenson Island, closest to Hwy. 41 bridge N 45 06.154'
W 87 37.957'
Menomonie, WI n/a Ames, ___
1853, ___
? National Guard Armory ? n/a
Oshkosh, WI n/a Ames, 16
1855, 480
? Oshkosh Public Museum ? n/a

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