Missing Civil War Cannon Returned to Illinois National Guard After 30 Years

A long-lost Civil War cannon has found its way back to the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield after more than 30 years.

“I feel a sense of victory,” said Lt. Col. Mark Whitlock, Director of the Illinois State Military Museum. “I feel that the cannon is an important piece of Illinois military history and it makes me feel good that we got it back.”

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