Near Hancock in Waushara County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sacred to the Memory of the Soldiers
to the memory
of the War of
1861 to 1865.
Erected 1908 by the W.R.C., G.A.R. and citizens of Hancock and vicinity.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 44° 6.934′ N, 89° 32.504′ W. Marker is near Hancock, Wisconsin, in Waushara County. Marker can be reached from 4th Avenue, 0.3 miles north of County Highway C, on the right when traveling north. The monument is located in Hancock Cemetery at Block C, Lot 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N3800 4th Avenue, Hancock WI 54943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whistler Mound Group and Enclosure (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sir Henry Soloman Wellcome (approx. 11 miles away); Korean War (approx. 11.8 miles away); Footprints in the Sands of Time (approx. 11.8 miles away); Almond Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.2 miles away).
More about this marker. An impressive feature of the Hancock Cemetery is the life-size white bronze statue of a Civil War soldier standing at parade rest. Dedicated on September 17, 1908, the 1,600 pound monument was installed at an approximate cost of $640.
The soldier stands on a substantial cement base broad enough so the projecting steps may be used as a speakers' stand during memorial services.
On the east side is engraved: "Erected by the W.R.C., G.A.R. and citizens of Hancock and vicinity," and on the west: "Sacred to the memory of the soldiers of the War of 1861 to 1865." The other sides contain engravements of the Women's Relief Corp and the Grand Army of the Republic badges.
When the monument was first unveiled, the dedicatory speaker surrendered it to the public's keeping and advised to "...Gather around it on each Memorial Day and renew the soldier pledge of Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty."
Source: Hancock Cemetery Association
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 12, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.