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Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Spirit of the American Doughboy

 
 
The Spirit of the American Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. The Spirit of the American Doughboy Marker
Inscription.  
1917 1918
Emmitsburg In The Great War

This memorial
erected and dedicated in honor of
those from Emmitsburg District
who served in The World War

The Supreme Sacrifice Made By

Bentzel, Arthur H*         Hahn, Martin Luther*     Rowe, Francis Edward*
Elder, Francis Xavier*   Ohler, Vernon Ross*     Schley, Reading*
Gelwicks, Charles F.*    Reifsnider, Robert B.*  Spalding, Henry D.*
[List of 123 names in three columns]

Colored Soldiers
Beatty, Albert    Brown, Ward P.    Butler, Charles Edward

 
Erected 1927.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 39° 42.36′ N, 77° 19.955′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Memorial is on North Main Street near Lincoln Avenue & Frailey Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Emmit House (here, next to this marker); 306 West Main Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emmitsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emmitsburg Memorial Post (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Francis Xavier Elder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emmitsburg Maryland Roll of Honor World War II (approx. 0.3 miles away); Persian Gulf Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Regarding The Spirit of the American Doughboy. (Siris)
Smithsonian AmericanArt Museum Control Number
Inventory of American Sculpture 47260053
♦Artist: Viquesney, E. M., 1876-1946, sculptor.
♦Title: The Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture).
♦Dates: Copyrighted 1920, 1934. Installed 1923.
♦Medium: Sculpture: nickel plate; Base: concrete.
♦Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 6 x 4 x 4 ft.;
♦Base: approx. 6 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 ft.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other locations across the U.S.
 
Also see . . .
The Spirit of the American Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. The Spirit of the American Doughboy Marker

1. The E.M. Viquesney "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Database- Emmitsburg, Maryland. (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Emmitsburg Area Historical Society. The History behind the Doughboy (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. the American Doughboy
... statue stands on the lawn of the Emmit House, once a hotel that frequently hosted Maryland governors, but now an apartment house. It was erected in 1927.
    — Submitted July 4, 2011.
 
The Spirit of the American Doughboy Copyright E.M. Viquesney image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
3. The Spirit of the American Doughboy Copyright E.M. Viquesney
The Spirit of the American Doughboy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
4. The Spirit of the American Doughboy Marker
The Spirit of the American Doughboy in pieces image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2015
5. The Spirit of the American Doughboy in pieces
July 11, 2015. Apparently, someone missed the turn.
The Spirit of the American Doughboy has risen image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 12, 2017
6. The Spirit of the American Doughboy has risen
Hopefully, the new barriers will help keep him that way.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on May 12, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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