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Anoka in Anoka County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Aaron Greenwald

 
 
Aaron Greenwald Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Neitz, September 25, 2020
1. Aaron Greenwald Marker
As viewed from the sidewalk on Main Street.
Inscription.  Dedicated to Aaron Greenwald and his comrades, who near this spot shortly after 10 A.M. on April 15, 1861, were the first Union Civil War Volunteers in the Nation.

Aaron Greenwald was killed at Gettysburg July 2, 1863, in the "Famous Charge That Saved The Union."

The First Volunteers were: Aaron Greenwald ~ James W. Groat and five others
 
Erected 1963 by Anoka County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 45° 11.972′ N, 93° 23.63′ W. Marker is in Anoka, Minnesota, in Anoka County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Located in Aaron Greenwald Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Park St, Anoka MN 55303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rum River Dam (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Stone House / Robert W. Akin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Perseverance Needed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Why Settle Here? / Time to Play (approx.

Aaron Greenwald Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Neitz, September 25, 2020
2. Aaron Greenwald Marker
Looking southward.
¼ mile away); The Gathering Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Anoka Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bridging the Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away); Where Cultures Meet (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anoka.
 
Also see . . .
1. What did Aaron Greenwald really do at Gettysburg? - ABC Newspapers. (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by John Neitz of Minneapolis, Minnesota.)
2. History of Anoka - Wikipedia article. (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by John Neitz of Minneapolis, Minnesota.)
 
Looking southeast toward Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By John Neitz, September 25, 2020
3. Looking southeast toward Main Street.
The marker has the same inscription on both sides.
Looking northwest along Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By John Neitz, September 25, 2020
4. Looking northwest along Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2020, by John Neitz of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2020, by John Neitz of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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