War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1844 24-pounder flank howitzer

The 5.82 inch caliber smoothbore M1844 24-pounder flank howitzer was essentially an iron copy of the M1841 24-pounder bronze field howitzer.  The barrel is 69 inches long. Total production was 577; and were produced from 1846 to 1864.

There are 10 known M1844 24-pounder flank howitzers on display in Wisconsin.  They are at the following locations:

City Located Photo(s) Gun info* Mount info Location GPS Map(s)
Kewaunee, WI Alger, __
1846, 98
wooden Kewaunee Co. Courthouse,
613 Dodge St., northmost gun
N 44 27.395'
W 87 30.268'
Kewaunee, WI Alger, __
1846, 93
wooden Kewaunee Co. Courthouse,
613 Dodge St., southmost gun
N 44 27.395'
W 87 30.268'
La Valle, WI Alger, __
1849, 225
GAR concrete display base Oak Lawn Cemetery, North of town along Thompson Rd. N 43 35.458'
W 90 08.137'
Milwaukee, WI Alger, __
1846, 47
iron Wood National Cemetery,
pointing North from monument
N 43 01.775'
W 87 58.912'
Milwaukee, WI Alger, __
1846, 50
iron Wood National Cemetery,
pointing West from monument
N 43 01.767'
W 87 58.900'
Milwaukee, WI Alger, __
1846, 96
iron Wood National Cemetery,
pointing South from monument
N 43 01.767'
W 87 58.922'
Milwaukee, WI Alger, __
1846, 114
iron Wood National Cemetery,
pointing East from monument
N 43 01.760'
W 87 58.910'
Mt. Horeb, WI Alger, __
1846, 94
concrete display base Boecks Park,
N. 3rd St. & Park St.
N 43 00.707'
W 89 44.240'
Oshkosh, WI n/a Alger, __
1849, __
? Oshkosh Museum ? n/a
Richland Center, WI Alger, __
1849, 224
GAR concrete display base city cemetery,
E. 8th. St. & Lee Dr.
N 43 20.705'
W 90 22.785'

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