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This Monument Honors the Soldiers and Sailors

 
 
G.A.R. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
1. G.A.R. Monument
Southward view. Businesses in background are on West Delavan Avenue.
Inscription.
1881
This monument honors
the soldiers and sailors buried here
who fought to save the Union, 1861-1865.
[east side]
Eternal vigilance
is the price of liberty.
One country one flag.
Committee on Removal, 1904. John D. Lieb, Chairman; Charles M. Bean, Secretary; Charles A. Orr, Treasurer; Anselm J. Smith; Harlan J. Swift; Alfred Lyth; Cola D.R. Stowits.
[rear]
By the Erie County
Burial Association, of the
"Grand Army of the Republic"
[west side]
The penalty of treason is death.
No north no south.
The Union forever.
Commitee. John D. Leib, Chairman. Charles S. Webb, Secretary. Col. John B Weber, Treasurer; Charles H. Dobbins; Major George H. Stowits. General Albert W. Bishop; Justin C. Elliott M.D.
[Masons Symbol] A.L. 5880; October 21, 1880 A.D.
 
Erected 1881 by Burial Association of the "Grand Army of the Republic".
 
Location. 42° 55.36′ N, 78° 51.503′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on West Delavan Avenue 0.1 miles west of Main Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The monument is in Forest Lawn Cemetery and can be seen through
Front, Without Snow image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
2. Front, Without Snow
the iron fencing along West Delavan Avenue, but access is from the south road in the cemetery. The cemetery entrance is off Main Street at the West Delavan Avenue intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemoration for African American Soldiers of the American Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Forest Lawn Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Memory of Our Dead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Preserve the Memories (about 300 feet away); On This Day of May 30, 1991, The Semper Fidelis Post #356 (about 600 feet away); Erastus Granger (about 800 feet away); Red Jacket (approx. 0.4 miles away); Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
West Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
3. West Side
Rear image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
4. Rear
East Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
5. East Side
View from the South Road in the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
6. View from the South Road in the Cemetery
Pictures taken on the last day of the coldest month ever recorded in Buffalo. Two to three feet of snow rendered the monument unapproachable, completely covering all the gravestones.
Civil War African-American Soldiers Plaque with G.A.R. Monument in Background image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
7. Civil War African-American Soldiers Plaque with G.A.R. Monument in Background
 
 
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