Six-pounder Gun from the Infanta Maria Teresa

In Monroe, Wisconsin

Contributed by John Anderson

One of the six-pounder guns from the Spanish Cruiser INFANTA MARIA TERESA is located at the entrance to the "Recreational Park" in Monroe, Wisconsin. . The gun is apparently one of ten  six-pounders (57 mm) guns that were aboard the Spanish flagship at the Battle of Santiago. The engraving on the gun reads:

'TROPHY MARIA THERESA
SANTIAGO JULY 3, 1898"


Side view of the gun. The conical deck mount has partially rotted away.


Rear view of the gun. The breech block is missing and the breech is, unfortunately, damaged.
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