Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
by O.P. Sine
Garfield Post No. 2 GAR
Erected 1929 by Garfield Post No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 4.411′ N, 84° 30.883′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Memorial is on Linden Grove Cemetery, on the left when traveling west. Monument is east of traffic circle on the cemetery's main road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West 13th Street, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Monument (here, next to this marker); SFC Clotus O. Farris (here, next to this marker); Sons of Union Veterans Monument (here, next to this marker); Veteran's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Linden Grove Cemetery Sandford House / Western Baptist Theological Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John G. Carlisle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Regarding GAR Monument. From the National Register of Historic Places registration form for the monument:
It is the only monument in the state that was erected by the GAR. It is one of only seven monuments to Union troops in Kentucky. Northern Kentucky was heavily Union during the Civil War so it is not a surprise that this monument was placed in the cemetery. What is unusual is that it was erected so late. 1929 was well past the heyday of the GAR and monument construction. It is a good example of the property type "other." There are no other Civil War monuments in the Commonwealth with a design that is similar.
Also see . . .
1. GAR Monument in Covington (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration form. (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. GAR Monument in Covington (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.