Jackson in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
who gave their services and many their lives
to their country in the war for the Union
Erected as a tribute of love and admiration
by one of their companions-in-arms
May 30, 1903
General William H. Withington
to the City of Jackson.
Jackson County contributed to the
Army and Navy in the War for the Union
Aloft in the din of the battle
Calls the flag when the bugle sounds dumb
Now bidding give life but yield never,
Now charge, for the moment is come
Erected 1903 by Presented by General William H. Withington.
Location. 42° 14.856′ N, 84° 24.877′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Wildwood Avenue and First Street, in the median on Wildwood Avenue. Located in Withington Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MI 49201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Episcopal Church Under the Oaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Ismon / Ismon Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacksonburg Public Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Blair (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
More about this monument. On top of the stone base is a group of three figures, the work of the sculptor, Lorado Taft. The oldest of the three soldiers kneels with musket at alert; the middle soldier holds aloft a waving regimental flag, and the youngest figure clutches a serious chest wound. The group may portray members of the 17th Michigan Infantry at the battle of South Mountain. The monument was dedicated July 14, 1904.
Regarding Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. William H. Withington of Jackson served as a captain with the 1st Michigan Infantry ( three months ) and was captured at the battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. He was exchanged on January 30, 1862. He was appointed colonel of the 17th Michigan Infantry on August 11, 1862 and was brevetted brigadier general of United States volunteers on March 13, 1863, for his gallant conduct with his regiment at the battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862. He resigned on March 21, 1863, and was honorably discharged.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2015, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Dave Wilcox of Grass Lake, Michigan. 13. submitted on October 15, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.