Greenville in Bond County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bond County Civil War Memorial
In Memory of All
Who Followed the Flag From
1861 to 1865
Living and Dead.
This monument is erected
by the Grand Army of the Republic
Women's Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans
and Other Patriotic Citizens of Bond County
which sent 1200 men, the bravest of the brave
many of whom never returned
but gave their lives for the
land they loved
From scattered lands,
From different states and counties,
They came together in the Great Struggle
United in death, they have left for us
a United country.
How great the price, yet what true patriot
can say the price was too great?
Battles Participated in by Bond County Soldiers.
Charleston—Sikeston—Bentonville—Guntown—Black River Bridge—Sabine Cross Roads—Iuka—Lawrenceburg—Resacca—Fayetteville—Salem—Campbellsville—Griswoldville—Arkansas
Erected 1903 by Grand Army of the Republic, Women's Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans, and Other Patriotic Citizens of Bond County.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 38° 53.533′ N, 89° 24.777′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Illinois, in Bond County. Marker is on Main Street near 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Monument is on the SE courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville IL 62246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ronald Reagan (a few steps from this marker); History of Greenville-Bond CountyState Bank of Hoiles & Sons (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Bond County (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County (within shouting distance of this marker); Bond County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bulkley-Buie Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Turret Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . .
1. Bond County Civil War Units. Ten companies of infantry were recruited in Bond County, along with one company of cavalry. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Bond County Historical Society. (Submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.