CIVIL WAR MEMORIALS AND MONUMENTS
LABETTE COUNTY, KANSAS
Type: Bronze Soldier Statue, Cannons, Pavilion, Entry Arch
Description: The Civil War section of Oakwood Cemetery consists of three parts: a Pavilion, Cannons, and a multi-figure sculpture surrounding a flag pole.
The entry to the grounds is framed by an iron arch upon which is inscribed: "Antietam Circle #2" Markers on the supports for the arch read: "Ladies Of The GAR ~ 1861" and "Ladies Of The GAR ~ 1913".
The sculptures and flagstaff include bronze life size statues of all four branches of the military that served in the Civil War. A bronze plaque mounted on a monument as part of the sculpture is inscribed: "In Memory Of ~ The ~ Unknown Dead ~ Of The ~ Civil War 1861-65 ~ Erected By Parsons ~ Camp No 23 ~ Sons Of Veterans ~ And Their Auxiliary No 30 - 1921".
The cannons consist of two 8-Inch Rodman Columbiads. Both are iron smoothbores with 8 inch bore diameters.
The Rotunda is twenty-four feet in diameter at the base, twelve feet high to the ceiling, with a total height of twenty-eight.
Baruch and Beckman, 1978, Martin, 1910, SOS! 1994, Stark, 1997, Thies, 2004
RM Thies, August 25, 1995
DE McGovern, February 2, 2005
SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed
Updated November 1, 2006 - DE McGovern