Wisconsin's Civil War Memorials
Railsplitter, Cutler Park, Waukesha

In Cutler Park, Waukesha, is a 34-inch, 3-pounder replica cannon monument presented to the city by Manville Hodgson. Listed on its base are 15 men, mostly officers of the 5th and 28th Wisconsin Infantries. Originally a brass piece, this cannon was made by the Pikin Foundary in Milwaukee. It was first fired during Lincoln's 1860 campaign. During the Civil War it was used at recruiting rallies to signify Union victories, and while the 28th Wisconsin was in camp in Milwaukee, it was used as the signal gun. Waukesha soldiers revered it as a valuable relic. Located in the northwest corner of Cutler Park.
Railsplitter Cannon Railsplitter Cannon

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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