American Civil War Mortar, Peoria, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cachegame
Views: 96

Long Description:
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
T.J.R. 1862

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

Visit Instructions:
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