Newton in Harvey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Coastal Defense Cannon
A Civil War Memorial
This cannon used in coastal defense during the Civil War was secured through the efforts of Judson Kilpatrick st No. 36, G.A.R. and Congressman Chester I. Long. Presented to Mayor George W. Young for City of Newton by Hon. J. G. Wood, Topeka, on behalf of Post No. 36, on October 4, 1899. At this ceremony "East Park" was rededicated "Military Park" and is so known today. On October 5, 1899, a city wide celebration and parade were held by the Citizens of Newton in honor of the dedication of this Civil War Memorial.
Erected 1977 by Harvey County Historical Society.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1676.
Location. 38° 3.03′ N, 97° 20.558′ W. Marker is in Newton, Kansas, in Harvey County. Memorial is at the intersection of Oak Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling north on Oak Street. Memorial is in Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton KS 67114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Unknown Dead of the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Masonic Lodge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Ragsdale Opera House (about 800 feet away); Anderson Book and Office Supply (about 800 feet away); The Harvey County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
Also see . . .
1. Newton, Kansas – Rowdy Cowtown. Legends of Kansas website entry (Submitted on March 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Published Genealogical Materials on the Civil War at Kansas Historical Society. Includes an 1894 member roster of Kilpatrick Post No. 36. (Submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Cyrus Alger. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.