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Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union Soldiers Monument

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2018
1. Union Soldiers Monument Marker
Inscription.  This monument honoring local Civil War soldiers resulted from the nationalist sentiment following the war. In 1894 local artist and Fond du Lac resident Mark Harrison bequeathed $500 to erect a monument in what is now Veterans Park.

On June 7, 1901, the Fond du Lac County Board formed a soldiersí monument committee to determine the monumentís design and budget. A countywide referendum permitted up to $5,000 of county funding. Manufactured by the Bronze Monument Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the monument arrived by train on September 25, 1902, and was erected soon thereafter.

Speculations about the monument never having been formally dedicated have focused on a controversy over the quality of the monumentís materials and appearance. The blue-gray colored monument became known as the “Tin Soldier” by residents and local veteransí organizations.
 
Erected 2017 by Fond du Lac County and Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 572.)
 
Location. 43° 46.423′ N, 88° 26.833′ W. Marker
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By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2018
2. Union Soldiers Monument Marker
is in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles south of Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 South Main Street, Fond du Lac WI 54935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Union Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); Wisconsin Progressive Party (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Military Road (approx. ľ mile away); Pioneer Military Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spanish–American War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Locomotive No. 2714 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pier Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fond du Lac.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2018
3. Union Soldiers Monument Marker
Looking north along Main Street.
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By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2018
4. Union Soldiers Monument Marker
looking south along Main Street
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By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2018
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By Paul Fehrenbach, July 18, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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