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.
Erected by Upper Paxton & Millersburg Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1854.
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. Located in West Park, in Market Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millersburg PA 17061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 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 Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Millersburg Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millersburg Ferry: A Journey Through Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also Millersburg Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Reifsnyder (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millersburg.
More about this monument. 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 Soldier Monument - May 30, 1914.
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
— Submitted January 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querιtaro, Mexico.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on January 17, 2015.