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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Inscription.  On May 30, 1868, Wilmington residents placed flowers at the graves of Civil War soldiers in response to Gen. John A. Logan's General Order 11, which called for a national day of remembrance. Honoring the sacrifices of those who died in the Civil War and later wars, May 30 became an annual tradition that expanded to include a parade. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated as part of the activities in 1871. Architect A.B. Mullet designed the monument using a column from Philadelphia's Bank of Pennsylvania. Local resident Eli Crozier led fundraising efforts for the structure, which was Wilmington's first outdoor public monument.
 
Erected 2020 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-250.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicNotable EventsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.3′ N, 75° 33.562′ W. Marker is
Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument
in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Delaware Avenue just west of West 14th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 N Broom St, Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilmington Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); 1315 Delaware Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 1313 Delaware Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frank E. Schoonover Studios (approx. 0.2 miles away); A City’s Growing Demand for Water (approx. ¼ mile away); Forty Acres (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
3. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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