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The Civil War Memorial Grove

 
 
The Civil War Memorial Grove Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. The Civil War Memorial Grove Marker
Inscription.
THIS GROVE OF TREES
as saplings, transplanted from southern battlefields was dedicated to the memory of UNION VETERANS of the CIVIL WAR and presented to the State of California
 
Erected 1897 by The Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic of California and Nevada, May 1, 1897.
 
Location. 38° 34.575′ N, 121° 29.479′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker and Grove are located on the grounds of the State Capital Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Bell Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Starr King (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Junipero Serra (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Symbol Yields To Time (within shouting distance of this marker); USS California Bell Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Camellia Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Kenneth L. Maddy (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding The Civil War Memorial Grove.
The Civil War Memorial Grove Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. The Civil War Memorial Grove Marker
Also see the nearby marker "Civil War Symbol Yields to Time" for additional information.
 
Also see . . .  A Tribute to Civil War Veterans. The Grove has trees from the Manassas, Harpers Ferry, Savannah, Five Forks, Yellow Tavern, and Vicksburg battlefields. Some trees come from other Civil War-related sites including the tombs of Presidents McKinley and Lincoln. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Only Three of the Original Trees Remain
As of this date there are only three of the original trees remaining at the Grove. The Turkey Oak, which came from Savannah, The Tulip Poplar from Five Forks, and the Elm from President McKinley's Tomb in Ohio.
The Park Service has acquired seedlings from several battlefields and planted these "descendants" to replace the originals.
    — Submitted January 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Additional keywords. G.A.R.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
The Civil War Memorial Grove and Marker - Looking Northeast Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. The Civil War Memorial Grove and Marker - Looking Northeast
The Civil War Memorial Grove and Marker - Looking Northwest Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
4. The Civil War Memorial Grove and Marker - Looking Northwest
Rear View of Marker Base Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 31, 2008
5. Rear View of Marker Base
(Looking from path inside the Memorial Grove)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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