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Grand Army of the Republic

 
 
Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
1. Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic by the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865.

Mother Sperling Tent No. 1, April 23, 1933.

[rear of marker] [Engraving of a 13-star flag] Our fathers saved.

[text on top of marker] The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth. On is nearer God's heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth. Grow old along with me - the best is yet to be.
 
Erected 1933 by Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Mother Sperling Tent No. 1.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1906.
 
Location. 39° 16.754′ N, 76° 36.488′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Federal Hill. Marker is on Warren Avenue, 0 miles east of Battery Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 347 Henry St, Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Hill (a few steps from this marker); Major General Samuel Smith (about 400 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Federal Hill (about 400 feet away); Colonel George Armistead (about 400 feet away); The Leroy E. Hoffberger Shining Youth / Shining Walls (about 500 feet away); 226 Warren Avenue (about 500 feet away); 222 East Churchill Street (about 600 feet away); Sailors Union Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
2. Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Warren Avenue side of the marker.
Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
3. Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Top of marker.
The Sundial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
4. The Sundial
The Sundial is marked with a verse from God's Garden by Dorothy Gurney:
The kiss of the sun for Pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God's Heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
And the opening lines of Robert Browning's Rabbi Ben Ezra:
Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be.
View of Baltimore to the northeast of the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2009
5. View of Baltimore to the northeast of the marker.
Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
6. Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Overlooking Baltimore City
Our Fathers Saved image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
7. Our Fathers Saved
In Memory of the Grand Army image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2012
8. In Memory of the Grand Army
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,449 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 3, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   6, 7, 8. submitted on July 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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