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Manitowoc in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union Park

 
 
Union Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Union Park Marker
North side of marker.
Inscription. The land for "North Side Park" was donated by Manitowoc founder Benjamin Jones. A Victorian bandstand and ornate drinking fountain were once located in the center.

Following Fort Sumter, April, 1861, volunteers marched and drilled here preparing for service in the Union Army although they were without uniforms, weapons or a flag. On June 17, 1861 ladies from the village of Manitowoc presented the company with a handmade red, white and blue silk flag. Days later the 104 man militia unit left for Camp Randall, Madison where it became Co, A, 5th Wis. Volunteer Infantry Regiment. After 3 years and 26 battles with the Army of the Potomac, only 30 men would return home.

County support for the Union cause was strong. Businessmen donated money, ladies' groups collected supplies and blankets, and relief funds for indigent soldier families were established.

The park was renamed "Union Park" to honor the 2467 men from Manitowoc County who fought in the Civil War, 1861 - 65, to preserve the Union.
 
Erected 1997 by the Manitowoc County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 5.893′ N, 87° 39.337′ W. Marker is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker can be reached from Park Street
Union Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Union Park Marker
South side of marker.
near North 6th Street. Click for map. Marker is in Union Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 North 6th Street, Manitowoc WI 54220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sputnik IV (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vilas - Rahr Mansion (about 800 feet away); G.W. Fechter Stationery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manitowoc Motor Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Manitowoc Submarines (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); O. Torrison & Co. (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S.S. Peto (SS 265) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manitowoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. Facebook. The Union Park Project Photos. (Submitted on July 4, 2010.) 

2. Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy. Civil War Roster. (Submitted on July 4, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Union Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Union Park and Marker
Civil War Cannon Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Civil War Cannon Memorial
Civil War Cannon Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
5. Civil War Cannon Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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