Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Brant, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 42° 35.391 W 079° 00.134
17T E 663916 N 4717204
Quick Description: Civil War Naval Cannon erected in memory of Union soldiers and Sailors from Brant, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 2:29:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMMVH9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Civil War US Navy cannon and carriage located in Brant Cemetery. Markings indicate it was most likely cast by Builders Foundry of Providence, RI. It carried a weight of 4510 lbs. which probably indicated a 30 pound shot.

The cannon was donated to the James Ayer Post 202 of the G.A.R. in 1897, but it wasn't until 30 May, 1899 that it was mounted and dedicated in the Brant Cemetery.

Text on the base reads:

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
OF THE WAR OF 1861-5

Brant Cemetery can be accessed by travelling east from Brant on Brant-North Collins Rd (CR 249).
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1899

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: G.A.R.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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