Boy scout refurbishes carriage to Civil War cannon


First Sergeant
Aug 5, 2011
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio — Several thousand dollars have raised by one local boy scout to refurbish a piece of history located in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

A cannon used in the Civil War now has a new place to rest. Several people made a visit to the historic cemetery in Martins Ferry to witness the re-dedication of a twelve-pound Napoleon.

It was a mission headed by boy scout and history buff, Mason Kyer.
The original Civil War cannon once sat on a rotten and old carriage, but when the time came, Mason knew he wanted to use his eagle scout project to build a new, metal carriage to stand the test of time.

But in order to do so, he needed to raise a substantial amount of money.

“It was a long process. The biggest part being raising the money. The carriage itself costs $16,000 and other expenses were about $4,000—so I had to raise about $20,000 in about 7 months.”

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