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LaSalle County Civil War Soldiers Memorial

 
 
LaSalle County Civil War Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2021
1. LaSalle County Civil War Soldiers Memorial
Inscription.  [Unreadable due to deterioration]
 
Erected 1873 by Edward McInhill.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 20.952′ N, 88° 50.516′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Illinois, in LaSalle County. Memorial is on Jackson Street west of Columbus Street (Illinois Route 23), on the right when traveling west. Memorial is located in Washington Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 E Lafayette St, Ottawa IL 61350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln and Douglas Debate (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lincoln-Douglas Debate (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); 100 W. Jefferson St. (about 400 feet away); Here Abraham Lincoln was entertained (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
More about this memorial. The names of over 800 Union dead are etched on the marble faces but are largely unreadable due to deterioration. The only legible portion of the memorial is one side of the base that notes it was designed and erected by Edward McInhill and was dedicated on Sept. 21, 1873. It is known locally at the “Goddess of Liberty” memorial for the statue on top.
 
LaSalle County Civil War Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2021
2. LaSalle County Civil War Soldiers Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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