St. Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Paul Civil War Memorial
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 Site of First School Patrol Crossing in the World (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of Saint Paul Cornerstone (about 400 feet away); Cathedral of Saint Paul (about 400 feet away); Summit–Selby Neighborhood (about 700 feet away); James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Spiral for Justice" Roy Wilkins Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles A. Lindbergh (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hubert H. Humphrey (approx. 0.4 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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