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R.M. Hays and Bros. photographs ( - Spanish American War Cannon, Hagerstown )


Hagerstown,  Spanish American War Cannon Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



This bronze cannon was made in Douai France in 1751 by Berenger, the great gun manufacturer of the House of Bourbons. After many travels and vicissitudes it was discovered mounted in defence of Fort Morro Santiago, Cuba. After the surrender of Santiago, it passed into the possession of the United States, and was taken to Governors Island, N. Y.

It was assigned by the Secretary of War to Hagerstown and has been mounted here to commemorate the patriotism and courage of all the volunteers from Washington County who entered the army and navy of the United States in the American -Spanish War 1897- 1898.
...(from sign by cannon in Hagerstown)




ID:
wchp040

Creator:
unknown

Rights:
Ellen DiBiase & Lewis Mountcastle

Notes:
On the reverse is written "burnside"

Collection Location:
Hagerstown, Maryland

Original Size:
18 x 22 cms

Subject:
Washington County (Md.)--History--Pictorial works; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--Pictorial works; 1863 - 1920

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1863 - 1920

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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