War Memorials of Wisconsin

M1908 / M1912 4.7 inch howitzer

More information is needed by this website concerning the identification and differences between the M1908 and the M1912 4.7 inch howitzers. The following is known:
1. An artillery cartridge website shows a brass cartridge that is headstamped "4.7 inch Howitzer / Models of 1907,08,&12". From this it is believed that the different model years represent variations of the same howitzer (or perhaps just carriage variations).
2. Visits to-date to photograph Wisconsin 4.7 inch howitzers have found a M1908 carriage dataplate but no gun dataplate on the Kewaunee howitizer, while the Algoma howitzer (reported to be a M1912 version) has no dataplates, i.e. nothing stating that it is truly a M1912.

There are 5 known M1908 / M1912 4.7 inch howitzers on display in Wisconsin.  They are at the following locations:

City Located Photo(s) Gun info Mount info Location GPS Map(s)
Algoma, WI Watervliet Arsenal
1911 No.5
Model of 1912:
(dataplate missing)
Am. Legion Park,
corner of Lake St. & Fremont St.
N 44 36.416'
W 87 26.159'
Ashland, WI n/a ? Model of 1908: Ashland Memorial Park,
Hwys 2 & 13
N 46 35.496'
W 90 53.172'
Crandon, WI n/a ? Model of 1908: Forest Co. Veterans Memorial Pk., S. Lake Ave. (Hwys 32 & 55) N 45 34.079'
W 88 54.187'
Kewaunee, WI Watervliet Arsenal
1911 No.17
Model of 1908:
Detrick & Harvey
1911 No.17
Kewaunee Co. Courthouse,
613 Dodge St., by old jail
N 44 27.395'
W 87 30.268'
Monroe, WI n/a ? Model of 1912: ? ? n/a


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