War Memorials of Wisconsin

(South) M1857 12-pdr. bronze field gun in Racine, WI

There are two of these civil war cannons in front of Memorial Hall along Park Avenue in Racine. The photos on this page concern the South one which is the one on the right side of the steps in the first photo below.

Overall view of Park Ave side of Memorial Hall and both guns (photo by John Anderson)

Right side view (photo by John Anderson)

Muzzle face - stamped "No. 212" (registry number), "H.N.H. & Co." (Henry N. Hooper), "1234 lbs.", "1863" (date), and the initials "T.J.R." (photo by John Anderson)

Right trunnion - "232" on shoulder which is referred to as the foundry number (photo by John Anderson)

Close up of breech - note the small pad at the top of the breech and the absence of one at the bottom; indicative of a Henry N. Hooper gun. (photo by John Anderson)

Top of barrel at trunnion looking forward - note "U. S." (photo by John Anderson)

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