A Blast From The Past At The Wells County Courthouse

By Maureen Mespell

Gallery

5 photos

July 20, 2011 Updated Jul 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM EST

WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) -- After being worked on for seven years, a Civil War cannon is back at the Wells County Courthouse.

An event filled with pomp and circumstance welcomed the retired weapon back. The cannon was used in the battle of Gettysburg and brought to be displayed in Indiana, fifty years ago.

After fundraising and work, the cannon looks as good as new with all original parts, short of the wood surrounding it.

Kash Vanover from American Legion Post 111 says, “It's part of our history. It was used in the Civil War, where we lost six hundred thousand people, which is more than World War Two, and we hope that it will never again be used against Americans."

The cannon on display fired the first Union shot at Gettysburg during the Civil War.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.