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Near Peabody in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Civil War Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
1. Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.

In memory of the
Defenders of the Union
1861-1865
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In 1900 the Peabody Women's [sic - Woman's] Relief Corps Post 99, auxiliary for Peabody Post 89 of the Grand Army of the Republic, purchased this plot to erect a monument honoring the men who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Through various fund-raisers and selling of subscriptions, they were able to raise the $750 for the monument's cost. A design was chosen and it was ordered in 1900. The monument was unveiled and dedicated at the Memorial Day ceremony in 1901. The Women's [sic - Woman's] Relief Corps post in Peabody was founded in 1887. They were involved in many charitable endeavors during the lifetime of the post which disbanded in 1969. Peabody Grand Army of the Republic Post 89, a charitable organization for the Union Civil War veterans, was founded in 1882. The Peabody Prairie Lawn Cemetery is the final resting place for over 140 Union Civil War veterans.

This marker erected Memorial Day 2001 by the Peabody Historical Society on the 100th anniversary of the monument's unveiling and dedication.
 
Erected 1900 by Peabody Woman's Relief Corps.
 
Location. 38° 10.791′ 

Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
2. Civil War Memorial Marker
N, 97° 5.672′ W. Marker is near Peabody, Kansas, in Marion County. Touch for map. Cemetery is on Old Mill Road, north of US Hwy 50. Marker is at or near this postal address: Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody KS 66866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Free Public Library Building in Kansas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fairplay Church [Bell] (approx. 1.1 miles away); Peabody High School Light Poles (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 1.1 miles away); J. S. Schroeder Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mennonite Centennial Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ebenfeld Centennial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Turkey Red Wheat (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peabody.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Civil War Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
3. Civil War Memorial and Marker
Civil War Memorial Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
4. Civil War Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2016
5. Civil War Memorial Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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