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Frank P. Blair, Jr.

Born Feb'y 19, 1821 Died July 8, 1875

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2019
1. Frank P. Blair, Jr. Marker
Located at the rear of the statue
Inscription.  This monument is raised to commemorate the indomitable free-soil leader of the West; the herald and standard bearer of freedom in Missouri; the creator of the first volunteer Union army in the South; the Saviour of the state from secession; the patriotic citizen-soldier, who fought from the beginning to the end of the war; the magnanimous statesman, who, as soon as the war was over, breasted the torrent of proscription, to restore to citizenship the disfranchised Southern people and finally, incorruptible public servant.
 
Location. 38° 38.64′ N, 90° 15.945′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Kingshighway Boulevard, on the left when traveling west on Lindell Boulevard. Marker is located near the northeastern corner tip of Forest Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5025 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's Largest Chess Piece (approx. mile away); Pope John Paul II in St. Louis (approx. half a mile away); General Franz Sigel (approx. 0.6 miles
Frank P. Blair, Jr. Statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2019
2. Frank P. Blair, Jr. Statue
On the bottom it reads his name and his birth and death dates
away); River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works (approx. mile away); The Muny (approx. 0.8 miles away); The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gaslight Square (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Regarding Frank P. Blair, Jr.. Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (born in Lexington, Kentucky) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri at the beginning of the American Civil War. In his early career, Blair was an attorney, having practiced in Thomas Hart Benton's law firm. He was involved in the Spanish-American War but he returned to St. Louis in 1847, before it was over. In 1861, he raised the First Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment to help defend the state against Missouri secessionists. Blair rose to the rank of Major General of Volunteers and would command divisions in the armies of Major Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. After the war, he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States running on the ticket
Frank P. Blair, Jr. Statue image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2019
3. Frank P. Blair, Jr. Statue
This is the reverse side where the inscription is
of presidential candidate Horatio Seymour. In 1871, Blair was elected to represent Missouri in the United States Senate in which he served one term.

The statue, which is bronze and nine feet tall, was erected in either 1885 or 1888 (sources differ), and was designed by Wellington W. Gardner. It was dedicated by William Tecumseh Sherman.
 
Also see . . .  Frank P. Blair, Jr. on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 19, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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