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Greensburg in Decatur County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Decatur County Civil War Memorial

 
 
Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
( Front Plaque )

In Honor
of the Civil War Soldiers
of Decatur County.


“This monument cannot disclose.
Nor can the skill of mortal make
a record of the countless woes
they suffered for their Country’s sake.”


( Obverse Plaque )

- - - + ( “Relief” - of the Rifle ) + - - -

Spencer Repeating Rifle


Decatur County provided more than 2,500 officers and men for the Union Armies during the Civil War. These soldiers served in many Regiments, including: 7th (Gavin - Grover - Welsh), 17th (Wilder), 37th, 52nd, 68th (Scobey), 76th (Gavin), 83rd, 104th (Gavin), 123 (McQuiston), 134th (Gavin), 146th (Welsh), and 156th Indiana Infantry Regiments, 5th Indiana Cavalry Regiment (Butler), and 26th Indiana Light Artillery Battery (Rigby).

Their devotion to duty, initiative and sacrifice and exemplified by the 7th Indiana Infantry, commanded by Colonel Ira G. Grover, then Major Merit C. Welsh, which served in the Iron Brigade, Army of the Potomac; and the 17th Indiana Mounted
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Infantry which served in the Lightning Brigade Commanded by General John T. Wilder, Army of the Cumerland.

‘Let us all more deeply resolve that our children shall be taught to forever maintain what we preserve in our day, a Great, free and United Country.’

General John T. Wilder


Their Works do follow them.

Rev. 14:13
 
Erected 1922 by "Pap" Thomas Woman's Relief Corps, No. 113.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 20.206′ N, 85° 29.005′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur County. Memorial is on East Main Street (U.S. 421) west of North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. Located on the South Side-walk in front of the Decatur County Courthouse in Greensburg, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg IN 47240, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish American War Veterans (here, next to this marker); Decatur County All Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Decatur County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Swem Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Reiter Building (within shouting
Obverse Side - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker
distance of this marker); Colonel Thomas Hendricks / Elizabeth Trimble Hendricks (within shouting distance of this marker); Seitz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens’ Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensburg.
 
Wide View - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
3. Wide View - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker
Wide - Obverse View - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
4. Wide - Obverse View - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker
Long View - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
5. Long View - - Decatur County Civil War Memorial Marker
The Decatur County Court House - "Tree". . . image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
6. The Decatur County Court House - "Tree". . .
Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
7. Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana
This marker is (out of view) to the extreme right of this photo.
South/West Corner - - Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
8. South/West Corner - - Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,704 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 24, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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