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Newton in Harvey County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Coastal Defense Cannon

A Civil War Memorial

 
 
Coastal Defense Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. Coastal Defense Cannon Marker
Inscription.

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.
 
Location. 38° 3.03′ N, 97° 20.558′ W. Marker is in Newton, Kansas, in Harvey County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling north on Oak Street. Touch for map. Memorial is in Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newton KS 67114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Dead of the Civil War ( within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Steam Locomotive #1880 ( within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Savings and Loan Building ( approx. mile away);
Coastal Defense Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. Coastal Defense Cannon and Marker
1871 Water Well Memorial ( approx. mile away); Newton Carnegie Library ( approx. half a mile away); Bernhard Warkentin ( approx. half a mile away); Mennonite Settler ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Turkey Red Wheat ( approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Newton, Kansas. (Submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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 at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Coastal Defense Cannon image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
3. Coastal Defense Cannon
Military Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
4. Military Park Sign
Looking NNE, with Coastal Defense Cannon in distant center of photo
Coastal Defense Cannon Maker's Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
5. Coastal Defense Cannon Maker's Mark
Cyrus Alger & Company, Boston
Coastal Defense Cannon Manufacture Date image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
6. Coastal Defense Cannon Manufacture Date
Other marks "G. B." and "6" found on cannon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 341 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.
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