Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers
In memory of Scottish-American soldiers
To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln
Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry
William L Duff,
Lt Col., 2nd Illinois Regt of Artillery
Co.E, 5th Regt Maine Infantry Volunteers
Co.C, 1st Michigan Cavalry
Co.F, 57th Regt New York Infantry Volunteers
Co.G 66th Regt New York Volunteer Infantry
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
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 55° 57.204′ N, 3° 11.173′ W. Marker is in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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 EH8 8DL, 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland. This page has been viewed 2,176 times since then and 103 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.