Millersburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War Soldiers Monument
Governors Island Cannon
In October 1897 a cannon, obtained by W.B. Meetch through his friend Congressman Olmsted, arrived at the railroad depot. Mr. W.B. Meetch was a local businessman and Dauphin County Prison Warden. The cannon, a condemmed government relic, came from Governors Island, N.Y. It weighs 3500 pounds, is ten and a half feet long with four and a half inch bore. After a suitable base was fashioned by local men and with the consent of borough council, it was placed in West Park
Erected by Upper Paxton & Millersburg Historical Society.
Location. 40° 32.338′ N, 76° 57.682′ W. Marker is in Millersburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (State Highway 147) and Market Square (U.S. 209), on the right when traveling south on Market Street. Click for map. Located in West Park, in Market Square. Marker is in this post office area: Millersburg PA 17061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Miller Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Music Pavilion / Gazebo (within shouting distance of this marker); Millersburg Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Millersburg Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Reifsnyder (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Halifax (approx. 4.2 miles away); Eisenhower Ancestral Home (approx. 7.1 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millersburg.
More about this marker. In the lower left is a photo, c. 1900 of Market Square showing the cannon in place. In the upper right is a photo of Members of the G.A.R. Post 212 present at the unveiling of the Civil War
1. List of names on Millersburg Civil War Soldiers Monument
Erected to the memory of the Millersburg Soldiers of 1861 to 1865 under the auspices of Kilpatrick Post, No. 212, G.A.R.:
Alleman Joseph Auchmuty S.P. Bassler J.F. Bassler A.N. Beller Jacob Bender W.H. Beistle David Bettleyon E. Billman Henry Bobb Michael Bowers M.W. Bowers J.H. Bowman Chas. Bowman S.S. Bowman J.F. Brock Byron Brown G.W. Campbell P.A. Cluck Simon Collier J.W. Cordes Henry Dehaven W.H. Detrick T.E. Ditty D.D. Ditty J.B. Enders W.H. Etsweiler A. Feidt George Feidt D.S. Frank B.M. Fox David Fox Christian Freck J.L. Freeland G.W. Freeland T.S. Furman WM. Geesey George Giffen Mahlon Griffin Archibald Hain J.S. Harman H.H. Hartman W.H. Haverstick Michael Hawk Jeremiah Hawley M.P. Heckert J.H. Henninger Josiah Hess John Hetrick WM. Hoffman J.T. Huff Benjamin Johnson J.M. Jury Theodore Jury J.M. Kawel Joseph Keen Joseph Keener Jacob Kline Jacob Knouff Henry Koppenhaver U. Koppenhaver J.P. Koppenhaver I. Lambert J.E. Lehman WM. Leib E.H. Lenker D.Y. Lenker J.Y. Light S.E. Martin Henry Martz C.C. McDonald W.H. Meck N.C. Meck Morris
— Submitted January 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador.
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