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Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Full View - - Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
1. Full View - - Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.
(( Walk - Way Stones ))

Bartholomew County
Veterans Memorial


Dedicated May 30, 1997

The Bartholomew County Memorial for
Veterans is a tribute to those living and
dead who answered the Nations Call in
the conflicts of the twentieth century.

(( Inscribed 1918 Letter ))

July. 1918.
Mother. dear.

Do not worry over me. Iím
alright and tell all my friends
that I died happy. I just was
shot and know that I will die so
goodbye all. Let God bless you.
I cannot write no more. I am
too weak.

Your son.
Louis


Louis Tabor wrote this letter
to his mother Susan Tabor of
Columbus from a hospital bed
in France hours before he died
of wounds suffered in a World
War I battle.

 
Erected 1997.
 
Location. 39° 12.039′ N, 85° 55.29′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Indiana, in Bartholomew County. Marker is on Washington Street south of 3rd Street (Indiana Route 46), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the South/East lawn of the Bartholomew County Courthouse in Columbus, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 Washington Street, Columbus IN 47201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
One of the "Walk Stones" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
2. One of the "Walk Stones"
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartholomew County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartholomew County Revolutionary War Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartholomew County W.W. I - Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bartholomew County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of All Wars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Orinoco Furniture Company (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. The interior walls of the forty (40) foot tall stones are filled with many inscriptions. This Memorial is the most striking that I have seen and "experienced"!!
 
Also see . . .
1. The Memorial ::. (Submitted on October 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Names Listed on the Veterans Memorial ::. (Submitted on October 13, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Military
 
July. 1918 Letter - - (Louis Tabor) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
3. July. 1918 Letter - - (Louis Tabor)
Looking North - - Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
4. Looking North - - Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Marker
Looking East - - Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
5. Looking East - - Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial Marker
Second Walk Stone image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
6. Second Walk Stone
South/East Corner - - Bartholomew County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 9, 2011
7. South/East Corner - - Bartholomew County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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