Civil War group wants to restore monument
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War wants to restore and rededicate an obelisk in Pioneer Cemetery on Kansas University’s west campus.
Installed by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1906, the brick-and-stucco monument commemorated the 40th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
“We’d like to get it patched up and put up a plaque to replace the one that’s missing,” said Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War spokesman Bob Wandel. “We have people lined up who’ll do the work, but we figure it’ll cost about $2,000.”
The repairs would coincide with the 100th anniversary of the monument’s installation. Donors are asked to contact Wandel, 843-2385 or Wandel@sunflower.com.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.