Iowa Civil War Cannons by: Dennis C. Bresson
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This book came about because of my love of cannons, and the fact that no information has ever been written on the civil war cannons in Iowa, while much has been written about cannons in the battle fields out east. My intent is not to go into great depth about which battles these cannons served in or how many served on either side, there are many books out there that cover all aspects of cannons and the role they played in the war. My goal is to catalog the last surviving number of cannon and their location so future generations might be able to enjoy them.
The cannon are listed by type and alphabetically by city within that group.
At one time there was approximately 150 civil war cannon in Iowa, the cannons were distributed by the U.S government after they felt they were outdated and no longer useful. Most all cannon were requested by various civic groups to be erected as monuments in cemeteries, court house lawns and parks. Many of the cannon were later donated to the scrap drives during W.W.II, and some ended up being removed and put into storage because of lack of care or fear of theft. So far, I have been able to catalog 96 remaining cannon.
Includes photographs, cannon location, year of manufacture, gun number, weigh, bore, and more.
- Dennis C. Bresson
- Leavenworth , Kansas
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- Width: 8.5 inches
- Height: 11 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 1.19 pounds
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