Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Oliver Perry Morton
—The Great War Governor —
Died in Indianapolis November 1, 1877.
Aged 54 years, 2month and 25 days.
Admitted to the Bar in 1847.
Served as Governor of Indiana from January
16, 1861 to March 4, 1867.
Served as U. S. Senator from Indiana from
March 4, 1867, until his death, November 1, 1877.
In all ways and at all times, the friend of
the Union Soldier. The friend of the Country.
The upholder of Abraham Lincoln.
The defender of the flag and the Union
of the States. Patriot, Statesman,
lover of Liberty, Heroic in Hear,
inflexible in purpose, and ever to be known
in history as
The Great War Governor
At the annual meeting held in June, 1904. The Department of Indiana Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of the honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Army and Navy to preserve the integrity of the Republic of the United States of America, in the Great Civil War from A. D. 1861 to 1865, memorialized the Legislature of the State of Indiana to appropriate sufficient money to erect this monument to perpetuate the memory
the Great War Governor of Indiana during that period.
Location. 39° 46.116′ N, 86° 9.717′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and West Market Street, on the right when traveling south on North Capitol Avenue. Click for map. Located at the East entrance to the Indiana State House in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864 (a few steps from this marker); State Capitol (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Funeral Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana State House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law (about 600 feet away); Indianapolis Times (approx. 0.2 miles away); Griffith Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Indianapolis.
Also see . . . Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton Biography. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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