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Edinburgh in Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers

 
 
Scottish-American soldiers monument and Lincoln memorial image. Click for full size.
By Adam Brown
1. Scottish-American soldiers monument and Lincoln memorial
American sculptor George E. Bissell's statue of Abraham Lincoln
Inscription.  (Front):
In memory of Scottish-American soldiers

To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln

(North Side):
Sergeant Major John M'Ewan
Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry

William L Duff,
Lt Col., 2nd Illinois Regt of Artillery

Robert Steedman
Co.E, 5th Regt Maine Infantry Volunteers

James Wilkie
Co.C, 1st Michigan Cavalry

Robert Ferguson
Co.F, 57th Regt New York Infantry Volunteers

(South Side):
Alexander Smith
Co.G 66th Regt New York Volunteer Infantry

(Back):
Unveiled 21st August 1893. This plot of ground given by The Lord Provost and Town Council of Edinburgh to Wallace Bruce, US. Consul, As a burial place for Scottish soldiers of the American Civil War 1861-5

(Around Base of Statue):
Emancipation
Education
Union
Suffrage
 
Erected 1893.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location.
Scottish-American soldiers - north face image. Click for full size.
By Adam Brown, April 17, 2002
2. Scottish-American soldiers - north face
55° 57.204′ N, 3° 11.173′ W. Marker is in Edinburgh, Scotland, in Lothian. Marker is on Waterloo Place, on the right when traveling east. Situated in Old Calton Burial Ground, Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calton Hill (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dugald Stewart Monument (about 180 meters away); North Bridge (about 210 meters away); King’s Own Scottish Borderers Memorial (about 210 meters away); The Portugese Cannon (about 240 meters away); Nelson Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Spire of this Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The City Chambers (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburgh.
 
More about this marker. First statue of Abraham Lincoln erected outside of the United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Scottish War Memorials Project. More information about the background of the memorial (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.) 

2. George Edwin Bissell. Wikipedia entry on the sculptor of the Lincoln statue (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.) 
 
Scottish-American soldiers - rear face image. Click for full size.
By Adam Brown, April 17, 2002
3. Scottish-American soldiers - rear face
Scottish-American soldiers - south face image. Click for full size.
By Adam Brown, April 17, 2002
4. Scottish-American soldiers - south face
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. This page has been viewed 2,003 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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