Brooklyn Eagle, Nov 11, 1889
ROBERT J. MARKS POST, G. A. R.
Dedicating the Soldiers' Monument at Mount Olivet Cemetery Yesterday.
The monument, erected by public subscription in Mount Olivet Cemetery, at Maspeth, to the memory of the soldiers killed in the late war, unveiled on Decoration Day, was dedicated yesterday afternoon. The ceremonies were in charge of Robert J. Marks Post No. 560, G. A. R., of Newtown, under the command of John S. Powers who read the dedicatory services. This was followed by the singing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The hoisting of the national flag completed the service.
The monument stands on an eminence overlooking the Village of Maspeth. The granite pedestal is 4 feet 2 inches square by 10 feet high. Standing at parade rest on top of the pedestal facing north is the figure of a soldier 6 feet tall cast in bronze. The whole stands in the center of a 60×30 foot plot, enclosed by an iron fence, with granite posts. The cornerstone was laid May 19 by Maspeth Lodge, F. and A. M. The total cost was $1,250, of which $500 was contributed by the Town of Newtown.