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Monday, July 16, 2012

Spanish-American War Cannon - Chattanooga

Spanish-American War Cannon - Chattanooga

On this date 114 years ago, the cannon seen here was captured by American troops

Located on next door to the Hamilton County Courthouse along with the Chattanooga Firefirghter Fountain. The text says this:

This cannon was captured by the United States Troops at Santiage de Cuba on the 16th day of July 1898. It was one of the guns which commanded the ay and harbor of Santiago at the time of the sinking od the Merrimac by Lieut. Hobson and his brave party, and was employed by the Spanish Garrison in their effort to destroy them, and is now loaned to the city of Chattanooga by the U.S. Government.

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