UNION COUNTY CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL CANNONS
TO CELEBRATE THE NEW COURTHOUSE IN 1883 COL. W.L. CURRY OBTAINED TWO CANNONS USED IN BATTLE TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICE OF UNION COUNTY CITIZENS IN THE CIVIL WAR. EACH WAS RIFLED, TO SHOOT A SHELL RATHER THAN A BALL. IN 1898 THE CANNONS WERE REMOUNTED AND NAMED "DEWEY" AND "SAMPSON" IN HONOR OF THE TWO U.S. ADMIRALS WHO WERE VICTORIOUS IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR.
Address: UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE-COURT STREET AND SIXTH STREET
Zip Code: 43040
Memorial Type: Cannon War Memorials with Plaques
Wars Commemorated: CIVIL WAR AND SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
Year Dedicated: 1883, 1898 AND 2008
Photograph By: WILLIAM FISCHER JR.
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