Park Cemetery G.A.R. Monument - Carthage, Mo.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 37° 10.307 W 094° 19.786
15S E 381946 N 4114756
Quick Description: This handsome column is located in the middle of the Park Cemetery - 801 S Baker Boulevard in Carthage, Mo.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2010 4:53:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM897Z
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
This handsome marble G.A.R monument is located in the middle of the Park Cemetery. The column is approximately 25 foot tall and is surrounded by graves of Civil War Veterans. Topped by a large globe, the monument features the family names of four Civil War generals with the verse of the "Bivovac of the Dead", a quote from Lincoln, a verse from Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott, and the fourth side has the dedication inscription.

Text of the Marker:

Soldiers Rest! Thy warfare o'er
Sleep the sleep that knows no waking
Dream of battlefields no more

On Fames Eternal Camping Ground
Their silent tents are spread
And glory guards with solumn round
the Bivovac of the Dead

To Care for him who shall have
Bourne the battle and for his
Widow, and his orphan - Lincoln

Erected to the memory of the
Union Soldiers and Sailors
of 1861 - 1865 by their
Comrades and friends
Stanton Post No. 16 Carthage Mo.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1906

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Stanton GAR Post No. 16 Carthage, Mo.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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