Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan City Civil War Monument
The Soldiers of the
Who Gave Their Services
The Union of the States.
Is the Gift of
John H. Winterboatham
to Michigan City.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 41° 43.416′ N, 86° 54.301′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Memorial is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Franklin Street, in the median on Lake Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Park Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Millennium Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); S S Eastland Disaster (about 300 feet away); Michigan City Lighthouse (about 300 feet away); Michigan City Spanish War Veterans MemorialMichigan City GAR Memorial (about 400 feet away); Michigan City World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
More about this monument. Also known as the Winterbotham Monument, the monument was designed by M. Muldoon of Louisville and dedicated on May 31, 1893. It is made of Vermont grey granite, weighs 76 tons, and stands 65 feet from the ground to the top of the olive branch. Around the monument above the tablets is a cylindrical bronze belt cast with figures representing scenes of the war including the shields of the United States and the State of Indiana. (Source: Welcome to Washington Park - Tour the Many Historical Sites & Monuments by Patricia Gruse Harris, May 2013)
Also see . . . Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 26, 2014.)
1. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori is inscribed around the base of the monument. As stated in Wikipedia, this phrase "is a line from the Roman lyrical poet Horace's Odes. The line can be roughly translated into English as: 'It is sweet and fitting to die for your country.'" The phrase is inscribed on a number of memorials and monuments worldwide.
— Submitted July 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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