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Near Stockton in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baldwin County WWI Monument

 
 
Baldwin County WWI Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
1. Baldwin County WWI Monument
Inscription.
World War I
1914 – 1918

Unites States Casualties
126,000 Killed - 234,000 Wounded

Reverse
World War I, also known as the Great War, the European War and in the United States, the war to end all wars, was a global war mostly centered in Europe that began in July 1914 and ended in November 1918.

In late June of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. An escalation of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident leading, by mid-August to the outbreak of World War I, which pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire (known as the Central Powers) against Great Britain France Russia, Italy and Japan (known as the Allied Powers).

The four years of the Great War - as it was then known - saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction, thanks to grueling trench warfare and the introduction of modern weaponary [sic].

It was Germany’s policy of unchecked submarine aggression against shipping interests headed to Great Britain that brought the United States into the war in 1917 Widespread protest over the sinking by U-boat of the British ocean liner Lusitania in May 1915 helped turn the tide of American public opinion against
Baldwin County WWI Monument (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
2. Baldwin County WWI Monument (reverse)
Germany. After German submarines sank four U.S. merchant ships early in 1917, the United States declared war on Germany.

By the time the war ended in November 1918, more than 9 million soldiers had been killed and 21 million more wounded.

Map of the World showing the participants in World War I. Those fighting on the side of the Triple Entente (at one point or another) are depicted in green, the Central Powers in orange, and neutral countries in grey.
 
Erected by Baldwin County.
 
Location. 30° 58.258′ N, 87° 52.161′ W. Marker is near Stockton, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker is on Alabama Route 225, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located within Baldwin County Bicentennial Park about 1100 feet west of park entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51233 AL-225, Bay Minette AL 36507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama (here, next to this marker); Baldwin County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Bernardo de Galvez (a few steps from this marker); First Creek War (a few steps from this marker); Sea Coast Mortar
Baldwin County WWI Monument is in far left corner. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
3. Baldwin County WWI Monument is in far left corner.
(a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County Korean War Monument (a few steps from this marker); All Gave Some - Some Gave All (a few steps from this marker); Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockton.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Baldwin County WWI Monument is barely visible behind mortar on left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 22, 2018
4. Baldwin County WWI Monument is barely visible behind mortar on left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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