Civil War Soldiers Monument

Civil War Soldiers Monument (HM82R)

Location: Millersburg, PA 17061 Dauphin County
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N 40° 32.338', W 76° 57.682'

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Governors Island Cannon

— Historic Millersburg —

The G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Post 212 and the Millersburg Sentinel together raised the money to have a Civil War monument erected. The soldier and the base were quarried and cut in Italy. The soldier stands 6 feet and weighs 900 pounds. The overall height with base is 14 feet, 6 inches. The bronze plate bears the names of the 126 men who served in the Civil War. The total cost of the monument was $740.00 and the cost to ship from Italy as $55.00. The soldier arrived in Millersburg in August 1913 and was erected in October 1913 in West Park by J.S. Heckert, a local marble dealer. The dedication was to be held on Thanksgiving, but was postponed until May 30, 1914. The unveiling was done by Florence Cordes Jusy, daughter of Henry Cordes, veteran and active member of the G.A.R. post. The speaker for the occasion was Pennsylvania Adjutant General Thos. J. Stewart.

In October 1897 a cannon, obtained by W.B. Meetch through his friend Congressman Olmsted, arrived at the railroad depot. Mr. W.B. Meetch was a local businessman and Dauphin County Prison Warden. The cannon, a condemmed government relic, came from Governors Island, N.Y. It weighs 3500 pounds, is ten and a half feet long with four and a half inch bore. After a suitable base was fashioned by local men and with the consent of borough council, it was placed in West Park in Market Square.
HM NumberHM82R
Placed ByUpper Paxton & Millersburg Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 333896 N 4489428
Decimal Degrees40.53896667, -76.96136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.338', W 76° 57.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 20.28" N, 76° 57' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 173-199 Market St, Millersburg PA 17061, US
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