American Civil War Mortar, Peoria, IL
Posted by: KG1960
N 40° 41.665 W 089° 35.402
16T E 281160 N 4508061
Quick Description: A civil war mortar on display in Peoria, IL
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2006 7:39:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMYMV
A mortar from the American civil war displayed in front of the Grand Army of the Republic building at 416 Hamilton, Peoria, IL. It was built by Cyrus Alger and Company of Boston, MA.
The lettering on the front of the cannon says:
No 7, C A & Co., Boston, 7665
Parking is on street in metered places. If one is lucky, one can park right in front of the cannon.
What type of artillery is this?: mid-19th century mortar
Where is this artillery located?: Other
What military of the world used this device?: The Union Army in the American Civil War
Artillery is no longer operational: yes
Still may work: no
Date artillery was in use: Not listed
Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed
Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed
Cost?: Not Listed
Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed
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