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Blyton Park 1856 G W Bishops Cannon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger
N 43° 57.012 W 090° 48.522
15T E 675834 N 4868675
Quick Description: Captured from Confederate Forces by Wisconsin Troops near Vicksburg
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2016 9:33:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMRXWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
What a great piece of history. This Civil War cannon which was captured by Wisconsin Troops on Island #10 near Vicksburg was brought back to Sparta in 1867. Today it's on display for everyone to see at Blyton Veterans Park. It still has the patent mark from 1856.
What type of artillery is this?: Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: Confederate States of America

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Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

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Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed

Still may work: Not Listed

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