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Defenders of the Union

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

 

— Grand Army Plaza —

 
Defenders of the Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
1. Defenders of the Union Marker
Inscription.  To the Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865
 
Erected 1892.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 40° 40.381′ N, 73° 58.196′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway, in the median on Flatbush Avenue. Memorial is on the Soldiers and Sailors Arch, in Grand Army Plaza, north of Prospect Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); James T Stranahan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 500 feet away); Alexander Skene Memorial (about 700 feet away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
2. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plaque, circa 1885 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grand Army Plaza. (Submitted on November 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Frederick William MacMonnies. (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Grand Army of the Republic, GAR, Prospect Park, Frederick Law Olmstead, Calvert Vaux, Frederick William MacMonnies.
 
"Spirit of the Army" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
3. "Spirit of the Army"
Frederick William MacMonnies, sculptor
"Spirit of the Navy" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
4. "Spirit of the Navy"
Frederick William MacMonnies, sculptor
"Ulysses S. Grant" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
5. "Ulysses S. Grant"
A plaque inside the archway.
"Abraham Lincoln" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
6. "Abraham Lincoln"
A plaque inside the archway. This is one of very few depictions of the president on horseback.
NYC Parks & Recreation marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
7. NYC Parks & Recreation marker
"The Triumphal Progress of Columbia" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2015
8. "The Triumphal Progress of Columbia"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,153 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   8. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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