War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1857 12-pounder 'Napoleon' bronze field gun

The 4.62 inch caliber smoothbore M1857 12-pounder bronze field gun was in service with the U.S. Army from 1857 into the late 1870s.  It was the most widely used field gun of the Civil War.  The 72.6 inch long barrel was made by several manufacturers.

There are 14 known M1857 12-pounder 'Napoleon' 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, 1142
1862, No.103
wooden carriage East gun at Nathan Strong Park,
E Huron St (Co. Hwy F / Hwy 91)
N 43 58.127'
W 88 56.533'
Berlin, WI Ames, 37
1862, No.28
wooden carriage West gun at Nathan Strong Park,
E Huron St (Co. Hwy F / Hwy 91)
N 43 58.126'
W 88 56.540'
La Crosse, WI Revere, 316
1863, No.314
concrete display base Oak Grove Cemetery,
along Hwy 16 by UW campus
N 43 49.212
W 91 13.818
La Crosse, WI Revere, 343
1863, No.334
concrete display base Oak Grove Cemetery,
along Hwy 16 by UW campus
N 43 49.209
W 91 13.822
Madison, WI Revere, 322
1863, No.332
wooden carriage Camp Randall Memorial Park,
pointed East by flagpole
N 43 04.248'
W 89 24.595'
Oshkosh, WI n/a Greenwood, ___
1862, No.2
? Irving St. & Hazel St. ? n/a
Oshkosh, WI n/a Greenwood, ___
1862, No.19
? Irving St. & Hazel St. ? n/a
Oshkosh, WI n/a Revere, 8
1862, No.21
? Irving St. & Hazel St. ? n/a
Oshkosh, WI n/a Revere, 186
1863, No.183
? Irving St. & Hazel St. ? n/a
Oshkosh, WI n/a ? ? Irving St. & Hazel St. ? n/a
Racine, WI Alger, 1033
1862, No.51
stone display base North gun at Memorial Building,
Lake Ave between 6th & 7th
N 42 43.582'
W 87 46.890'
Racine, WI Hooper, ___
1863, No.212
stone display base South gun at Memorial Building,
Lake Ave between 6th & 7th
N 42 43.576'
W 87 46.888'
Spring Green, WI Hooper, 393
1864, No.369
wooden carriage House on the Rock
along Hwy 23
N 43 05.963'
W 90 08.140'
Sussex, WI Revere, 278
1863, No.276
wooden carriage Wisc. National Guard Armory, Armory Dr & Maple Ave N 43 07.253'
W 88 13.217'

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