The Ohio Statehouse Museum





The four Statehouse civil war cannon (cannons) were used by the 23rd Ohio Volunteer infantry

Civil War Cannons

The four Statehouse civil war cannon (cannons) were used by the 23rd Ohio Volunteer infantry. They are believed to be the remainders of the twelve 6-pounder bronze field guns and twelve 12-pounder Napoleons model 1857s purchased from Greenwood foundry (Cincinnati) by the State of Ohio in 1964. Although it is claimed that one of the cannons was relocated from Gettysburg after seeing action, known facts dispute this claim. There are no claims that any of the other Statehouse cannons saw action.