I found in a section of St. Michael's Cemetery in Springfield, MA. which has a Canon placed in the center of a few graves from the Spanish American War, which was dedicated to these men. This type of Canon, looks like it was horse drawn. Huge barrell but short in length.
The plaque looks like white stone or marble. Inscription: "Honor the Brave" This Memorial is here placed by E.K. Wilcox Post 16, Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. to mark the last resting place of Brave men who in 1861-65 offered their lives for the honor and integrity of the nation.
The grave markers that surround this Canon are as written below. This is all the markers have on them;
1. Spanish American War MICHAEL J. THOMPSON Co.K.I.C. V.I. Died Oct. 15, 1913 (Age) 40
2. JOHN HALLAN Co. F 36 N.Y. Inf.
3. BERNARD MATTHEWS U.S. Navy
4. PATRICK O'CONNERS Co. G 27 Mass. Inf.
5. PETER PLANT Co.F 37th Mass. Inf.
6. CORPL J.N.O. M. SULLIVAN Co. L 25 US V Inf.
7. HENRY J. SLATTERY Co. G 2 Mass. Inf. Sp. Am. War
8. MICH'L BRYAN Co. F 57th Mass. Inf.
If anyone is connected to the men in these graves, you can contact the cemetery office more the burial dates.
St. Michael's Cemetery (est. 1871) 1601 State St. Springfield, MA. 01109 Phone: 413-733-0659
They prefer letters (include a self-addressed stamped envelope) with a request instead of a phone call. There are only 3 women working in this office and they take care of at least 7 Catholic Cemeteries in the Springfield, MA. area. Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Saturday, 8:30am to 12noon. Closed on holidays.