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Gettysburg in Potter County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Potter County, South Dakota Civil War Memorial

 
 
Potter County, South Dakota Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 27, 2018
1. Potter County, South Dakota Civil War Memorial
Inscription.  
This statue of a Civil War Veteran was erected
to pay tribute to those Veterans who settled
Potter County. Potter County was initially named
Ashmore, but later named Potter by the 1877
Dakota Territory Legislature. Gettysburg was
first named Meade, in honor of General Meade,
and Later named Gettysburg to memorialize
the Pennsylvania town where the civil War
Battle, often considered the turning point of
the Civil War. Was fought on July 1st to 4th, 1863
. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address,
followed by his 2nd inaugural address, gave the
name Gettysburg great historical significance
and a name known by all. It symbolizes a
transition from the ashes by which Lincoln
forged a union of the United States.
We are honored to have the name.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 45° 0.617′ N, 99° 57.317′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, South Dakota, in Potter County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Logan Avenue and
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South Exene Street, on the right when traveling east on East Logan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg SD 57442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Potter County, South Dakota Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker).
 
Potter County, South Dakota Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 27, 2018
2. Potter County, South Dakota Civil War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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