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Soldiers & Sailors Monument

 
 
Dedication Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
1. Dedication Inscription
Inscription. The city has built this monument in grateful remembrance of the soldiers and sailors who in the war to maintain the Union, laid down their lives in the cause of their country and of mankind. The coming generations taught by their example will cherish the fruits of their valor and devotion and make their memory immortal.

From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their last full measure of devotion and we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, and that this nation having had under God, a new birth of freedom, government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln.
 
Erected 1883 by City of Buffalo.
 
Location. 42° 53.14′ N, 78° 52.429′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Square and Main Street, in the median on Lafayette Square. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of the First Court Houses of Niagara and Erie County (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Meeting of the Optimist Club
Dedication Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
2. Dedication Inscription
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Unitarian Congregational Society Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hiker (approx. 0.2 miles away); "...With Liberty and Justice for All." (approx. 0.2 miles away); The City of Buffalo Sent 18893 Men to Serve in the Great War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ellicott Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Greek Settlers of Buffalo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The base was laid in 1882; Mayor Grover Cleveland was present for its laying. It was rebuilt in 1889 due to uneven settling of the base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Soldier & Sailors Monument in Lafayette Square - Buffalo as an Architectural Museum. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Lafayette Square (Buffalo) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gettysburg Address image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
3. Gettysburg Address
Gettysburg Address image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
4. Gettysburg Address
West Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
5. West Side
Facing Court Street. Niagara Square and City Hall are at the other end of Court Street.
South and East Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
6. South and East Sides
Top Figure image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
7. Top Figure
Lower Figures image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
8. Lower Figures
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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