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McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial

Barton County War Memorial

 
 
McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
1. McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
On October 1st, 1910, this cannon and original memorial presented to Barton County, Missouri by the members of McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Department of Missouri. It was dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War 1861-1865.

This cannon was in active service on the Gunboat Benton on the Mississippi and its tributaries, 1861-1865.

This memorial rededicated October 1st, 1985, to the memory of all Barton County, Missouri service men and women of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, Mexican Border Service, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
 
Erected 1910 by McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. - and 1985 by the Barton County Commission, Barton County Historical Society, and City of Lamar, Missouri.
 
Location. 37° 29.723′ N, 94° 16.592′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Missouri, in Barton County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 10th Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Lamar MO 64759, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker);
McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Members on Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
2. McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Members on Civil War Memorial
Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lamar (about 300 feet away); Harry S Truman (approx. mile away); Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial (approx. mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Brief History of the Grand Army of the Republic. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. McCook Post No. 34 Record Book. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Civil War Gunboats. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Phoenix Iron and Steel Company Early History. (Submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
3. McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
4. McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
Barton County Courthouse in background
McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Cannon image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
5. McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Cannon
Manufacturer - Phoenix Iron Company
McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Cannon image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 6, 2011
6. McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial Cannon
Patent information
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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