15 inch Shells - Pueblo, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 38° 16.272 W 104° 36.525
13S E 534223 N 4235978
Quick Description: This small memorial utilizes actual shells from the U.S. Civil War (Union). You don't realize how big 15" (38.1 cm) is until you see the stack of these canon balls.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 10:58:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMM9QF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The engraving on the monument reads:

15 in. shells
used by the
U.S. Army & Navy
from 1861 to 1865
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Erected by Upton Post
No. 8 G.A.R.
Pueblo, Colo
1902

Side reads:

G.T. Nash, Com.
T.J. Downen, S.V.C..
A. Glover, J.V.C..
J. Jewell, Adjt.

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I have not been able to discover any other information except that this was installed by E. T. Upton, Post No. 008 (from (visit link) )

(visit link) provides a list of the weights of projectiles (15 inch weighed around 400 pounds [181 kg])
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/31/1902

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Upton Post No. 8

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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