War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1844 24-pdr. flank howitzer in La Valle, WI

This iron Civil War cannon is located in the Oak Lawn Cemetery North of town along Thompson Road.

It was made by Cyrus Alger & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts in 1849.

Left side view (photo by John Anderson)

Left front view (photo by John Anderson)

Muzzle face - "225" at top (registry number), "J.W.R." at bottom (inspector's initials)
(photo by John Anderson)

Close-up of breech below knob - "1503" (cannon weight in pounds)
(photo by John Anderson)

Close up of left trunnion face - "1849"(year of manufacture)
(photo by John Anderson)

Close up of right trunnion face - "C.A. & CO." (Cyrus Alger & Co.)
(photo by John Anderson)

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