Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Scott Civil War Memorial

 
 
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 29, 2009
1. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Upper part of main marker
Inscription. Main marker upper
The men in whose honor this
monument is erected were led by
the fires of Liberty.
They fought for no North, no
South, no East, no West, but for
one glorious and united country.

carving of G.A.R. Medal

Main marker lower

In memory of the
Vol. Defenders
of the Union
1861 - 1865

Left side of front pylon
carving of G.A.R. Medal


Wm H. Lytle
Post No. 132
Mustered Dec. 12, 1881

Right side of front pylon
carving of W.R.C. Medal


Wm. H. Lytle
Relief Corps No. 11
Mustered Dec. - 1883

 
Erected 1906 by Wm H. Lytle G.A.R. No. 32 Dept. of Kan. by Public Subscription.
 
Location. 37° 50.375′ N, 94° 42.459′ W. Marker is in Fort Scott, Kansas, in Bourbon County. Marker is at the intersection of South National Avenue and West 2nd Street, on the right on South National Avenue. Touch for map. On Street parking is available around the Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 South National Avenue, Fort Scott KS 66701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 29, 2009
2. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Lower Part of Main Marker
distance of this marker. Fort Scott Spanish American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honored Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Henning (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moody Building (about 400 feet away); Richards Building (about 500 feet away); Ingham Building (about 500 feet away); Milrose Block (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Scott.
 
More about this marker. This memorial consists of the common Civil War Soldier at "parade rest". Below him, is carved crossed sabers with their leather strapping. In front of the statue is a three-sided pylon topped with a large cannonball. The third side is blank. Further to the left, and completing the Memorial, is a large caliber Parrott gun.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Scott Ks Visitor's Bureau. Link to the Official Website of the Visitor's Bureau. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Link to the Website dedicated to the preservation of sites and monuments of the frontier and Civil War eras of western Missouri and eastern Kansas. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 18, 2009
3. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial
Closeup of Soldier on top of Memorial at "parade rest"
 

3. History of the Grand Army of the Republic. This history is from the organization (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) that became the heir organization to the G.A.R. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 18, 2009
4. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Left side of pylon
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 18, 2009
5. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Right side of pylon
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 18, 2009
6. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 18, 2009
7. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Area photo with 30-pdr Parrott rifle in foreground.
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 18, 2009
8. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Area photo with G.A.R. Pylon in foreground
Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 19, 2009
9. Fort Scott Civil War Memorial Marker
Headstone of Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Longshore - Pvt. Longshore received his Medal of Honor for being part of the "forelorn hope" in the Battle of Vicksburg. Pvt. Longshore was part of the William Lytle G.A.R. Post 32. Pvt. Longshore is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery southwest of town.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,421 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement