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St. Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Paul Civil War Memorial
 
St. Paul Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
1. St. Paul Civil War Memorial
West Side
 
Inscription. To perpetuate the memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the War of 1861 — 1865 Their patriotism inspired unquestioning devotion Their valor was attested on hard-won battlefields Their suffering and sacrifice exalted the glorious cause and ennobled the splendid triumph.

The victories they helped achieve preserved the Union of the States Abolished slavery Established the National Prestige Opened new avenues for the development of man and the advancement of liberty.

Erected through the instrumentality of the Allied Organizations of the City of St. Paul Grand Army of the Republic A.D. 1903 The statue represents Josias R. King The first man to volunteer in the First Minnesota Infantry The first regiment tendered the government for the suppression of the rebellion.
 
Erected 1903 by the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Location. 44° 56.883′ N, 93° 6.444′ W. Marker is in St. Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Old Kellog Boulevard on Summit Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at Summit Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 187 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
 
St. Paul Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
2. St. Paul Civil War Memorial
North Side
 
within walking distance of this marker. Summit–Selby Neighborhood (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rice Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Saint Paul Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); The James J. Hill Reference Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); The New York Life Eagle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Summit Lookout Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Building (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument. "In honor of Josias R. King, the first Minnesotan to volunteer to fight for the Union in the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic commissioned this statue, which commemorates all the brave soldiers of the war. It cost $9,000. King died on February 11, 1916, in Saint Paul, thirteen years after the dedication of the monument." (Submitted on July 11, 2010.) 

2. First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. (Submitted on July 11, 2010.)
 
Additional keywords. Commemorative Statue; John Karl Daniels, sculptor
 
St. Paul Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
3. St. Paul Civil War Memorial
East Side
 
 
St. Paul Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
4. St. Paul Civil War Memorial
South Side
 
 
St. Paul Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
5. St. Paul Civil War Memorial
 
 
St. Paul Civil War Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
6. St. Paul Civil War Memorial
The Cathedral of St. Paul is in the background.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
 
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