Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Soldiers of Vermilion County Illinois
Civil War Memorial
Erected 1900 by Vermilion County Veterans Monumental Association.
Location. 40° 8.605′ N, 87° 37.485′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker can be reached from English Street east of Jackson Street. Located in Spring Hill Cemetery. Take English Street, just East of Jackson Street will be the back Entrance to Spring Hill Cemetery. From entrance go to 'Circle' drive, go around to the second lane, then follow to next lane to Right. Straight in will be the "Circle of Civil War Soldiers". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Trees Reach for Heaven (approx. ¾ mile away); Vermilion County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Workers Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Major Kenneth D. Bailey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Women's War Memorial American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lindley Sign Post Forest (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Regarding Soldiers of Vermilion County Illinois. The Civil War Memorial is the tallest and easy to note. The Memorial sits within an entire circle with burials entirely en-circling the Monument.
On top of the Monument is a statue of a Civil War soldier at 'Parade Rest'. There are four "guns" about knee high) close to the Monument. All sit with in the burial locations.
The majority of the burials are Civil War Soldiers, but there are some from other following wars.
Also see . . . Maker of the "Parade Rest" Union Soldier Statues::. Thanks to the Connecticut Historical Society: Looks like it is the "James G. Batterson Stonecutting Shop" that may have produced all the "Parade Rest" Union Soldier Statues made in stone - and fostered bronze castings. A few photos and a well documented! This web link is well worth the read. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
(Courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society)
""The story of the archetypal Civil War monument for Connecticut, and much of the nation, begins with Antietam, Maryland.
On September 16, 1867, the Antietam National Cemetery Board adopted a design for the U.S. Soldier Monument, to be erected on the battlefield. The design consisted of a granite soldier standing at parade rest atop a granite pedestal.
So far as is known, this was the first use of what was to become the standard composition for Civil War civic monuments. The design was submitted by, and the monument eventually furnished by, the James G. Batterson firm of Hartford, Connecticut's largest producers and merchants of Civil War monuments.""
— Submitted April 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.