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
|Model of 1912:
|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
|Model of 1908:
Detrick & Harvey
|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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