CIVIL WAR MEMORIALS AND MONUMENTS

COWLEY COUNTY, KANSAS

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Arkansas City, Cowley County

Riverview Cemetery
(northwest of town)

Ark City

Type: Granite Soldier Statue

Description: Built and dedicated by GAR Post 158 at Arkansas City in 1911. All four sides of the monument bear the names of various battles and commanders. These include (by side):
battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Atlanta; commanders Grant, Sherman, Logan
battles of Stone River, Pea Ridge, Chicamauga; commanders Sheridan, McPherson, Thomas
battles of Kennesaw Mt, Mobile, Cold Harbor; commanders Lyon, Farragut, Foote
battles of Antietam, Wilderness, Gettysburg; commanders Hooker, Canby, Meade.

Around the monument are more than 60 graves of veterans. Next to the monument (to its right) is a plaque of the Gettysburg Address.

References:
SOS!

Photographs:
RM Thies, April 25, 1999
J Coyne, November 20, 2004

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed





Arkansas City, Cowley County

Hope Cemetery
(southwest of town
31st and 312th Roads)

Ark City

Type: Granite Soldier Statue

Description: A soldier at parade rest is mounted on a square column. The square shaft has a GAR badge engraved on the front. The monument is inscribed: "To The Memory Of The Unknown Soldiers, Sailors And Marines, From '61 To '65." The base is inscribed: "61 - 65".

This monument was erected by the Sunflower Club (a social and literary organization including the ladies of Arkansas City). The seventeen foot tall monument cost $1000. Dedication was October 24, 1907. Ex Gov. W.E. Stanley gave the main address of the day.

References:
Baruch and Beckman, 1978, Martin, 1910, SOS! 1994

Photographs:
J Coyne, January 29, 2006

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed





Dexter, Cowley County

Cemetery

Dexter

Type: Granite Monument

Description: A small marker in the cemetery is inscribed: "In Honor Of ~ All Service Men ~ Of Our ~ Country ~ Erected 1949 By ~ Army & Navy Mothers ~ Dexter Post No. 25".

References:
reported by J Birket

Photographs:
J Birket, June 23, 2005

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned




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Updated October 20, 2006 - DE McGovern