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Pioneer Cemetery GAR Monument Cannon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 37° 38.863 W 120° 58.908
10S E 678046 N 4168645
Quick Description: These two Civil War twenty-four pound cannon flank an E Clampus Vitus marker honoring the Grand Army of the Republic in the Pioneer Cemetery northeast of central Modesto, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 9:52:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMJEF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
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Long Description:
The E Clampus Vitus marker honoring the Grand Army of the Republic reads:

Grand Army of the Republic

Grant Post #9
Modesto, California
1879 – 1938

This plot was dedicated to the GAR members of Grant Post #9 who
fought for the Union during the Civil War of 1861-1865. The post was
chartered in 1879 with ten members and grew to several hundred. The
remains of 36 of those veterans are buried here.

In 1907 Col. James Thompson and James Needham obtained two cannons
from the U.S. Government Armory at Benicia. The twenty-four pounder
coastal guns were cast in 1844 at the West Point Foundry of New York
and shipped to California during the Civil War.

The cannons were placed here and dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30,
1907. In 1924 American Legion Post #74 replaced the original wooden
cenotaph with the present day obelisk.

The cannons, obelisk, and grounds have been restored by the
Stanislaus Civil War Association and with great pride are rededicated
to honor and remember all veterans.

Fraternity · Charity · Loyalty

Memorial Day, May 30, 2007

Estanislao Historical Foundation
E Clampus Vitus

What type of artillery is this?: Civil War era twenty-four pound cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Other

What military of the world used this device?: Union Army of the United States

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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