Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
The idea to establish a memorial to the fallen dead originated at a meeting of the Soldiers and Sailors Union which elected a committee, later known as the Lancaster County Monumental Association, to spearhead a drive for the construction of a monument in Penn Square. From December 2-7, 1867, the Patriot Daughters of Lancaster, the first society organized to aid the Union soldiers, held a ladies fair benefit in the Fulton Hall and raised $3,500 toward their $20,000 goal. The remainder of the monies was obtained through donations and from the militia fund and military taxes released from the Lancaster
Several years later, on July 4, 1874, the completed monument was proudly dedicated. Rosina Hubey, a leader in the drive to erect the monument, voiced the hope that it would be, "a perpetual reminder to all people of the country as they gather week-to-week to barter and chaffer in the market place, that there is something higher and better than self or produce, bargains or bank notes."
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1900.
Location. 40° 2.282′ N, 76° 18.355′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of North Queen Street (Pennsylvania Route 72) and West King Street (Pennsylvania Route 462), on the left on North Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Penn Square, Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Old Center Square (Penn Square) (here, next to this marker); Central Market (here, next to this marker); Early Transportation Routes (here, next to this marker); Lancaster's 'freedom spies' (here, next to this marker); Penn Square (a few steps from this marker); The Revolutionary War (a few steps from this marker); The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,141 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.