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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

GAR Monument

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. GAR Monument
Inscription.  
Erected
1929
by O.P. Sine
of
Garfield Post No. 2 GAR
James Fisher
Commander

In memory
of our
departed comrades

 
Erected 1929 by Garfield Post No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics and series. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list.
 
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);
GAR Monument image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. GAR Monument
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form:
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Linden Grove Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sandford House / Western Baptist Theological Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Farny Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 0.4 miles 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 . . .  GAR Monument in Covington. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jun. 28, 2022