Miami in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
of the Civil War
Erected by J. B. McPherson Post No. 48, G.A.R.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 54.54′ N, 94° 52.786′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is in the G.A.R. Cemetery, off North Main Street (US Highway 69) between 26th Avenue NW and 30th Avenue NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2801 North Main Street, Miami OK 74354, 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. The British Plot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle (approx. 1˝ miles away); Carol Littleton (approx. 2.2 miles away); Steve Owens (approx. 2.2 miles away); Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens Charles Banks Wilson (approx. 2.2 miles away); David Froman (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 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
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.