Elkhart in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Silas Baldwin Civil War Memorial
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Killed in battle at Stone River
December 31st, 1862.
Aged 18 yrs.
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Erected by Silas Baldwin in honor of the heroes who fought and the martyrs who fell in the War of 1861-1865
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Let us have peace.
Soldiers of the United States.
Your marches, sieges and battles in distance, duration, resolution and brilliancy of results, dim the lustre of the world’s past military achievements.
Ulysses S. Grant
We are many states but one people. Having one government, one flag, and one common destiny.
Oliver P. Morton
The American citizen soldier, brave in war eminent as a statesman, admirable as a citizen.
John A. Logan
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With malice toward none, with charity for all, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.
God reigns and the government of Washington still lives.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 41° 41.222′ N, 85° 57.137′ W. Marker is in Elkhart, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of James Street and Blazer Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the main entrance to Rice Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 James St, Elkhart IN 46516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elkhart Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elkhart River Old Indian Trail (approx. half a mile away); Lou Criger (approx. 0.7 miles away); C.G. Conn Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Rivers for Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rivers and the Native Americans (approx. one mile away); Village of Pulaski (approx. one mile away); The Rivers for Recreation (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart.
More about this memorial. The monument was designed and built by Nelson P. Doty.
Also see . . .
1. Wanted: A nice downtown home for a bronze Civil War soldier. Article from the January 20, 2011 edition of the Elkhart Truth regarding the possible return of the monument to downtown Elkhart. Includes an historical photo of the monument at its original location. (Submitted on August 15, 2014.)
2. His Last Full Measure - Notre Dame Student Frank Baldwin Falls at Stone's River(Submitted on August 15, 2014.)
3. Notre Dame at the Battle of Stone's River - Part II - "A Martial Fire". From the blog Notre Dame in the Civil War. (Submitted on August 15, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 15, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.