Iowa Civil War MonumentsIowa Civil War MonumentsIowa Civil War Monuments
Iowa Civil War Monuments: Frequently Asked QuestionsIowa Civil War MonumentsIowa Civil War Monuments: Suggest A MonumentIowa Civil War Monuments: Links
Iowa Civil War Monuments: Locate a MonumentIowa Civil War MonumentsIowa Civil War Monuments: Home
Locate a Monument - Cannons

Iowa Civil War Monuments
Lee County: Fort Madison
GPS Coordinates: 40.629083 by -91.311650

Woodruff Cannon at Old Fort Madison
30 of these small cannon were cast at Quincy, Illinois. Only 6 are known to exist today. This one was said to have been buried and found in a nearby field. It is a 2 pounder, made of cast iron, and 36 inches in length. The only marking is the letter F. It was used by Iowa and Illinois Cavalry units but was not considered too effective. It is currently located in Old Fort Madison, a recontruction of the original fort that was attacked during the War of 1812. The Fort is located in Riverview Park. Hours when the Fort is open vary throughout the year.

Thank you to Dennis Bresson's book, Iowa Civil War Cannons, for information. Also thank you to Dr. Eugene Watkins, Site Manager, for information and posing in the photo. Photos taken 9/8/13.

Woodruff Cannon at Old Fort Madison Woodruff Cannon at Old Fort Madison Woodruff Cannon at Old Fort Madison

PRINT THIS INFORMATION