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Muncie in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Remembrance

 
 
In Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
1. In Remembrance Marker
Inscription.  
In remembrance
of the Delaware County Civil War Veterans / POWS of the 9th Cavalry, 121st Regiment — especially to those who lost their lives when the steamboat Sultana exploded, April 27, 1865 on the Mississippi River, 7 miles north of Memphis.

On board the Sultana were an estimated 2300 people, 1700 of whom lost their lives, including 55 from Delaware County.

We honor all of you
We are proud of you
Your sacrifice will never
Be forgotten
MLS
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 27, 1865.
 
Location. 40° 11.255′ N, 85° 24.183′ W. Marker is in Muncie, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from West Kilgore Avenue (Indiana Route 32) just east of West 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east. marker is in Beech Grove Cemetery, in the GAR Section, southwest of the Main Gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie IN 47305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. V.F.W. Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Ball State University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Passing of the Buffalo (approx. 0.9 miles away); 2003 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muncie.
 
Additional keywords. The Sultana Disaster, Grand Army of the Republic
 
In Remembrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
2. In Remembrance
The GAR Section sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
3. The GAR Section sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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