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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery

War Memorial

 
 
Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
1. Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In memory of the men who offered their lives in defense of their Country.
 
Erected 1917.
 
Location. 40° 7.627′ N, 87° 34.811′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker can be reached from Blue Star Highway south of Main Street (Route 136). Click for map. From Main Street, follow the Blue Star Highway to the South East behind the V.A. (a.k.a., Danville Junior College) grounds - then East into the Danville National Cemetery. Straight into the cemetery into the middle memorial grounds circle drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 East Main Street, Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landing Ship Tanks (LST's) Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alumni who Served in Korean War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln & Douglas in Danville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.4 miles away); Women's War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Two Trees Reach for Heaven (approx. 2.6 miles away); Vermilion County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Regarding Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery.
Front View - - Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
2. Front View - - Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker
(Courtesy:: “Soldier’s Monument Facts” Sheet)
The “Soldiers Monument” sculpture was crafted by William Clark Noble. The entire monument cost $6,000. (On May 29, 1917 two invoices were paid to The Van Amring Granite Co. For the monument - one for $1,000, the second for $2,000. On May 31, 1917 another $1,500 was also paid. The final payment was made on June 6, 1917 for $1,500.)

The monument is a bronze life-size Civil War soldier holding his musket. The soldier is mounted on a granite pedestal that is nine (9) feet high. The base is constructed of concrete and granite and is twenty-eight (28) feet in diameter and three (3) feet high.

The Vermilion County Museum stated that the monument is under the signature of William Clark Noble. As per University of Illinois (Kris Quinn), Mr Noble was born in Maine, (DOB 1858 - DOD 1938.) They confirmed that he did the sculpture of a Civil War Soldier. The vendor involved was Gorham Manufacturing.


(Courtesy:: Unknown publisher - 1917 Newspaper Article)
“Patriotic Services and Band Concert to Mark Dedication - - Prominent Officials to Attend”

The dedication of the Soldiers’ Monument will take place today (Wednesday - May 30, 1917) at 2:30 p.m. at the (then called) National Soldiers’ Home to which invitation is extended to the public to attend. The event will be
Statue - View One image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
3. Statue - View One
a patriotic one, and the fine program will be given. A concert by the Reservation Band will follow.

Honorable Frank T. O’Hair of Paris (Illinois) will be one of the principal speakers. Honorable John H. Lewman of Danville (Illinois) is also on the program for a patriotic address. The National Salute will be given by Battery A.

There will be present a number of the prominent officials of the National Board of Managers, including General George H. Wood, president of board of Managers, who will preside over the dedication: Captain John C. Nelson, first vice president; Colonel C. W. Wadsworth, general treasurer; Honorable James S. Catherwood, local manager, and H. E. Rivers acting governor of the Danville branch.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Web Site - - Danville National Cemetery::. Many helpful items found here including. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Brief Biography. of William Clark Noble. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Statue - View Two image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
4. Statue - View Two
Front / Side - - Marker & Statue image. Click for full size.
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5. Front / Side - - Marker & Statue
Back / Side - - Marker & Statue image. Click for full size.
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6. Back / Side - - Marker & Statue
Wide View - - Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
7. Wide View - - Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker
East View - - Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
8. East View - - Danville (Illinois) National Cemetery Marker
North View - -  Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
9. North View - - Marker
Entrance to Danville National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, March 25, 2009
10. Entrance to Danville National Cemetery
 
 
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