War Memorials of Wisconsin

(North) M1844 24-pdr. flank howitzer in Milwaukee, WI

This iron Civil War cannon is one of four M1844 24-pdr flank howitzers at the Wood National Cemetery. This page shows the one pointing North from the monument.

It was made by Cyrus Alger & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts in 1846.

Left side view (photo by John Anderson)

Muzzle face - "47" at top (registry number), "J.W.R." at bottom (inspector's initials)
(photo by John Anderson)

Close-up of breech below knob - "1482" (cannon weight in pounds)
(photo by John Anderson)

Close up of left trunnion face - "1846"(year of manufacture)
(photo by John Anderson)

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

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