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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

 
 
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, circa December 1998
1. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Inscription. Erected by the people of Michigan in honor of the martyrs who fell and the heroes who fought in defense of liberty and union.
 
Erected 1872 by State of Michigan.
 
Location. 42° 19.87′ N, 83° 2.773′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodword Avenue (Michigan Route 12) and Woodward (Michigan Route 1), in the median on Woodword Avenue. Click for map. Located in Campus Martius Park. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Michigania (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ford Building (about 500 feet away); Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage Tour (about 500 feet away); Stearns Telephone (about 600 feet away); Spirit of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Savings Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Lernoult (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Regarding Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, at Campus Martius, Woodward and Michigan Avenues
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
circa 1900
2. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
in Detroit, is the work of the sculptor, Randolph Rogers. The monument is about fifty-six feet in height and consists of a granite body, on which are mounted statues and medallions of bronze. At the top is a ten-foot statue which represents Michigan. Beneath it, on projecting abutments, are four allegorical figures representing Victory, Union, Emancipation, and History. Farther down are four figures representing the infantry, cavalry, artillery, and the navy. On the same level as these statues are medallion portraits of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and Farragut. On the outer pedestals of the monument are four eagles. The cost of the monument was close to $75,000, which was raised through popular subscription by the Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association. The monument was erected in 1871 and dedicated on April 9, 1872. The four allegorical figures, however, were not put in place, to complete the monument, until July 19, 1881.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera
3. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera
4. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera
5. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Post Card early 1920's image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes
6. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Post Card early 1920's
Post Card early 1920's from my grandfathers collection. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Campus Martius, Woodward and Michigan avenues, Detroit. It is the work of the sculptor, Randolph Rogers. The monument is about fifty-six feet in height and consists of a granite body, on which are mounted statues and medallions of bronze. At the top is a ten-foot statue which represents Michigan. Beneath it, on projecting abutments, are four allegorical figures representing Victory, Union, Emancipation, and History. Farther down are four figures representing the infantry, cavalry, artillery, and the navy. On the same level as these statues are medallion portraits of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and Farragut. On the outer pedestals of the monument are four eagles. The cost of the monument was close to $75,000, which was raised through popular subscription by the Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association. The monument was erected in 1871 and dedicated on April 9, 1872. The four allegorical figures, however, were not put in place, to complete the monument, until July 19, 1881. The inscription reads: Erected by the people of Michigan in honor of the martyrs who fell and the heroes who fought in defense of liberty and union.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan.   6. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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