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Miami in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial

 
 
McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
1. McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
Inscription.

To the Soldier Dead
of the Civil War
1861-1865

 
Erected by J. B. McPherson Post No. 48, G.A.R.
 
Location. 36° 54.54′ N, 94° 52.786′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Click for map. Marker is in the G.A.R. Cemetery, off North Main Street (US Highway 69) between 26th Avenue NW and 30th Avenue NW. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2801 North Main Street, Miami OK 74354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Steve & Cassie Gaines (approx. 2.2 miles away); David Froman (approx. 2.2 miles away); Moscelyne Larkin (approx. 2.2 miles away); Steve Owens (approx. 2.2 miles away); Charles Banks Wilson (approx. 2.2 miles away); Coleman Theatre (approx. 2.3 miles away); Miami, Oklahoma (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Miami.
 
Regarding McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial. Per the cemetery link, the local newspaper in late 1899 quoted the post commander:

"'We have this year bought 36 acres of land and had it surveyed for our city and surrounding county. We have reserved a plot
McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
2. McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
[South Face]
for the use of the members of our post and their families and all ex-Union soldiers can secure a lot in the reserve.'

Since the wounds of the Civil War had not been forgotten, it is not surprising that the same commander, a former deputy marshall for the United States courts in Miami, Indian Territory, and a staunch Yankee, should also be quoted in the same edition adding: 'And while we cannot take our late foes into the post and thus give them a lot in the reserve, the post has taken the necessary action to allow all ex- Confederates to purchase lots in the reserve so that when our beautiful and impressive memorial services are held on each 30th May, their graves may not be neglected and that this tie may have a tendency to bind their children and ours together and strengthen loyalty to our government.'"

Such sincere expressions were rare before the turn of the twentieth century.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of G.A.R. Cemetery. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. G.A.R. Cemetery Plot Map. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
3. McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
[East Face]
McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
4. McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
[West Face] Women's Relief Corps
Moore McCoy VFW Post 2688 Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
5. Moore McCoy VFW Post 2688 Flagpole Marker
Dedicated May 30, 1941
Moore McCoy VFW Post 2688 Flagpole and McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
6. Moore McCoy VFW Post 2688 Flagpole and McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
Looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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