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Battle of the Blue - Topeka, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 39° 02.509 W 095° 39.161
15S E 270417 N 4324766
Quick Description: This Monument was erected by Guilford G. Gage at a cost of $10,000 in 1895. This handsome monument is located in the historic Topeka Cemetery located at 1601 SE 10th Ave.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2011 8:04:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6AR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 1

Long Description:
This granite monument is approximately 20 feet tall. It is made of grey granite and is topped by a Union soldier at ease. His rifle butt is on the ground with the barrel between his hands. There are panels on the four sides. This Monument was erected by Guilford G. Gage at a cost of $10,000 in 1895. It was unveiled on Memorial Day, 1895, and there is a large G.A.R. plot to the North and East. Directly to the East are the remains of those soldiers killed during the Battle of the Blue (Westport).
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The monument text (Side One):
Erected by G.G. Gage
To the Memory of
His Comrades Who Fell at
The Battle of the Blue
Oct. 22, 1864.
By the Blood of These Heroes, and
Their Compatriots, This Great
Republic was Made to Live.

(Side Two)
Capt. Ross Burns
Topeka Battery
Geo. Ginnold Daniel Handley
C. H. Budd D. M. Race
McClure Martin Nicholas Brown
Lear Selkin Ben Hughes

(Side Three)
2nd Regiment K. S. M. (Kansas State Militia)
From Shawnee Co.
Commanded by Col. G. W. Veale
Attached to the Army
of the Frontier

(Side Four)

H. C. Colville Harvey G. Young
J. B. Alverson Albert Chipman
Elias Roberts Rob't McKnown
Dennis Ray Moses Banks
David Rake James Eagle
Rob't Campbell W. P. Roberts
Samuel Allen William Wann
Rob't Boles David Fults

There is an excellent website describing the contribution of the 2nd Kansas State Militia and the Battle of the Blue here:
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Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1895

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: G.G. Gage

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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