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Three Rivers in St. Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Three Rivers Civil War Monument

 
 
Three Rivers Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
1. Three Rivers Civil War Monument
West and South Faces of Monument
Inscription.  

(West Panel)
Appomattox • Stone River • Antietam • Chickamauga • Fredericksburg • Missionary Ridge • Chancellorsville • Reseca • Cold Harbor • Tebbs Bend • Petersburg • Perryville • Hatchers Run • Knoxville • Five Forks • Franklin • Cedar Mountain • Nashville • Pea Ridge • Malvern Hill • Cedar Creek • Winchester • Peninsular Campaign • Mobile • Charleston Harbor • Atlanta • Monitor & Merrimac

From 1861 to 1865

(South Panel)
Erected to the memory of our soldiers
who fought for Union and Liberty.
1865—1865.
“No Nation ever had truer Sons. In
honor now they rest. Their marches,
sieges and battles, in distance,
duration, resolution and brilliancy of
results, dim the luster of the World’s
past military achievements.

Gettysburg

(East Panel
“We are many States, but one people.
Having one government, one flag, and one
common destiny.”

“With malice toward none, with charity
for all, let us bind up the Nation’s
wounds, care for him who shall have
borne
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the battles, and for his widow
and his orphans.”

“Government of the People, by the People,
for the People.”

Vicksburg

(North Panel)
Lincoln • Grant • Sherman • Sheridan • Thomas • Farragut

“God reigns and the Government of Washington
still lives.
United we stand, divided we fall.
The Union forever.
If any one attempts to haul down the
American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Eternal vigilance is the price of
Liberty.

Let us have peace.

Wilderness
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 57.251′ N, 85° 38.04′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, Michigan, in St. Joseph County. Memorial is at the intersection of N. Main Street (Business U.S. 131) and E. Hoffman Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Main Street. Marker is located in Bowman Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers MI 49093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Three Rivers Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First National Bank of Three Rivers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Motor Car (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Three Rivers Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
2. Three Rivers Civil War Monument
East and North Faces of Monument
Traditional Site Of Seventeenth Century Jesuit Mission (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sue Silliman House (approx. Ύ mile away); Three Rivers (approx. Ύ mile away); The Meneely Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Bowman Cemetery
John H. Bowman Memorial Park was originally used as a cemetery when the town of Three Rivers was platted in 1836. The Bowman Family deeded the land to the town with the understanding that it would remain a cemetery or the land would revert back to the heirs of the Bowman Family. A larger cemetery in Three Rivers, Riverside Cemetery, was established in 1859, and the Bowman Cemetery was no longer needed. All of the bodies in the Bowman Cemetery were exhumed and re-interred in Riverside Cemetery except for one. The grave of Caroline Fellows Bowman Winn remained in the Bowman Cemetery, and the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker on her grave noting that she was the daughter of Abiel Fellows, a Revolutionary War soldier. With her presence in Bowman Park, the park remains a cemetery as originally
Three Rivers Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
3. Three Rivers Civil War Monument
View to east from N. Main Street
stipulated by the Bowman Family in their gift of land to the town.

Source - Three Rivers: The Early Years and St. Joseph County in Homespun, both by Sue I. Silliman and published in 1931.
    — Submitted July 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
West Panel of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
4. West Panel of Monument
South Panel of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
5. South Panel of Monument
East Panel of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
6. East Panel of Monument
North Panel of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
7. North Panel of Monument
Caroline Fellows Bowman Winn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
8. Caroline Fellows Bowman Winn Grave Marker
Winn Grave Marker near Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 9, 2014
9. Winn Grave Marker near Monument
Winn marker is located northeast
of the Civil War Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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