12 Pounder Bronze Howitzer
VFW Hall, Manistee
This Cyrus Alger & Co # 836 12 Pounder Bronze Howitzer is being stored in Manistee. The tube is in a broom closet in the Hall while the carriage is in a locked storage shed. The cannon & carriage were on display out side on a concrete slab on the SW corner of the Hall until vandals broke the anchor chain & rolled the cannon in to the Manistee River. The wood carriage needs restoration. The VFW's long term plans for the cannon are to restore & put on permanent display at the Veterans Memorial Park a few blocks away. The history of the cannon has yet to be recorded by Camp 14.
Added to Memorials list: 6/2/2012