Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Paul Civil War Memorial
To perpetuate the memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the War of 1861 — 1865 · Their patriotism inspired unquestioning devotion · Their valor was attested on hard-won battlefields · Their suffering and sacrifice exalted the glorious cause and ennobled the splendid triumph.
The victories they helped achieve preserved the Union of the States · Abolished slavery · Established the National Prestige · Opened new avenues for the development of man and the advancement of liberty.
Erected through the instrumentality of the Allied Organizations of the City of St. Paul · Grand Army of the Republic · A.D. 1903 · The statue represents Josias R. King · The first man to volunteer in the First Minnesota Infantry · The first regiment tendered the government for the suppression of the rebellion.
Erected 1903 by the Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 187 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First School Patrol Crossing in the World (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of Saint Paul Cornerstone (about 400 feet away); Cathedral of Saint Paul (about 400 feet away); Summit–Selby Neighborhood (about 700 feet away); James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Spiral for Justice" Roy Wilkins Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles A. Lindbergh (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Joseph's Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
Also see . . .
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument. St. Paul website entry:
"In honor of Josias R. King, the first Minnesotan to volunteer to fight for the Union in the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic commissioned this statue, which commemorates all the brave soldiers of the war. It cost $9,000. King died on February 11, 1916, in Saint Paul, thirteen years after the dedication of the monument." (Submitted on July 11, 2010.)
2. First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. (Submitted on July 11, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,803 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 7. submitted on December 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.