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Abraham Lincoln

Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
1. Abraham Lincoln Monument
(northwest inscription)
Inscription.  
northwest inscription:
Abraham Lincoln
Commander-in-Chief
of the
Union Army
reviewing his troops
1861 – 1865
Dedicated
to the
Grand Army
of the Republic
Department of
Washington
and
Alaska

northeast inscription:
”I pray that our Heavenly Father may leave you only the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.”
—Lincoln

southwest inscription:
”Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
—Lincoln

southeast inscription:
A Tribute to the beloved veterans of the Union Army erected by the citizens and school children of Spokane and their friends November 11, 1930
 
Erected 1930 by Citizens and school children of Spokane and their friends.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
Abraham Lincoln Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
2. Abraham Lincoln Monument
(northeast inscription)
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 47° 39.548′ N, 117° 25.569′ W. Marker is in Spokane, Washington, in Spokane County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Avenue. Monument is located in the triangular plaza at the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 West Main Avenue, Spokane WA 99201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monroe Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); John Robert Monaghan (within shouting distance of this marker); Symbol of Spokane (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse (about 300 feet away); The First Bridges (about 300 feet away); Spokane River (about 400 feet away); The Bill of Rights (about 400 feet away); Walter F. Horan Plaza (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spokane.
 
Regarding Abraham Lincoln. 1861-1865 is mentioned, but Alaska was not purchased until 1867.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Statue. As early as 1922 the Lincoln Memorial Association was created in Spokane
Abraham Lincoln Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
3. Abraham Lincoln Monument
(southwest inscription)
to organize the creation of an Abraham Lincoln Statue. The Lincoln Memorial Association commissioned University of Washington professor, Alonzo Victor Lewis for the project. The scale of the statue is impressive. This statue is said, by the Spokesman Review, “to be the only statue of Lincoln portraying him in his role as commander-in-chief of the Union Armies.” At one point Lewis owned the clothes that Lincoln was assassinated in, and supposedly based the clothes Lincoln is wearing in the statue upon them. (Submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lincoln statue a proud monument. On Armistice Day in 1930, a crowd estimated at 40,000 packed a square at the intersection of Monroe Street and Main Avenue downtown to watch the unveiling. Because Lincoln had used the telegraph to command Union troops, organizers arranged to have President Herbert Hoover, in Washington, D.C., trigger the unveiling by pressing a golden telegraph key. At 1:05 p.m. on Nov. 11, 1930, the signal went out from the White House over Western Union Telegraph wire, tripping a mechanism that released a large Richfield Oil Company balloon brought to Spokane from Los Angeles by the company for the event. The balloon lifted two American flags, unveiling the statue. (Submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Abraham Lincoln Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
4. Abraham Lincoln Monument
(southeast inscription)
Abraham Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
5. Abraham Lincoln Statue
Abraham Lincoln Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2015
6. Abraham Lincoln Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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