Martins Ferry Boy Scout to Rededicate Refurbished Civil War Cannon

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Martins Ferry Boy Scout to Rededicate Refurbished Civil War Cannon
Dec 7, 2018
SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer

A local Boy Scout’s project to refurbish a Civil War cannon is complete and the public is invited to see the results. The money raised helped replace the carriage on the 12-pound Napoleon artillery piece, which was made at the Augusta Foundry in Georgia in 1864, he said. Before his endeavor, the cannon was refurbished last in 1986 by the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable. The new carriage was made of aluminum instead of wood, which was falling apart. Walnut Grove Cemetery, at 420 N. Fifth St., Martins Ferry, dates back to 1795. There are 20 Civil War soldiers buried there. The cannon that Kyer seeks to refurbish was with Gen. Braxton Bragg’s forces at the battle of Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Full article with pics can be found here -http://www.theintelligencer.net/new...t-to-rededicate-refurbished-civil-war-cannon/

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Its good to see the younger generation taking an interest in history , any history. But when its Civil War history I'm very proud. Isn't it great to hear good news being reported?
 



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