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Jeffersonville in Clark County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Civil War Memorial

 
 
Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
1. Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
( Top Section )

Civil War Cemetery

On this site, 1861 - 1865, are buried several hundred Union and Confederate Soldiers. Killed in the Western Campaign. Lack of interest from distant families allowed deterioration of the wood grave markers and heavy overgrowth. In 1927, the Jeffersonville Council determined “Better the sound of children’s footsteps at play than the silent stride of the nearly forgotten Great Spirit Army here at rest”. The only intact stone marker was moved to Walnut Ridge Cemetery. No bodies were exhumed.

( Front Section )

Presented by
Frank R. Kossa Col (Ret) USAR
on behalf of

Lawrence Capehart Post 35
The American Legion

Joseph M. Bittner Post 1832
Veterans of Foreign Wars

 
Location. 38° 16.217′ N, 85° 44.568′ W. Marker is in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Clark County. Marker is on Mulberry Street south of West Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the South end of the Jeffersonville 'childrens' ball field. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffersonville IN 47130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General LaFayette (approx. 0.3 miles
Front Section - - Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
2. Front Section - - Civil War Memorial Marker
away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warder Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clark County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Visitors at Louisville Wharf (approx. one mile away in Kentucky); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York (approx. 1.1 miles away in Kentucky); The Galt House (approx. 1.1 miles away in Kentucky); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (approx. 1.2 miles away in Kentucky). Click for a list of all markers in Jeffersonville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Full View - - Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
3. Full View - - Civil War Memorial Marker
Civil War Memorial & Ball Field image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
4. Civil War Memorial & Ball Field
Civil War 'Memorial Area' image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 28, 2011
5. Civil War 'Memorial Area'
 
 
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