Aurora in Hamilton County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Civil War Monument
A similar marble shaft was erected and dedicated on May 5th 1880 at the Hamilton County Courthouse. In 1894 a fire destroyed the original courthouse. During demolition the marble shaft was crushed by falling debris. After 117 years, invisible from public view, it has been reestablished to be dedicated this day, July 4, 2011
"In memory of our fallen heroes
in unknown graves
- gone but not forgotten -
they died that our country
might live -
Our Country and Our Flag"
Loyalty - Fraternity - Charity
1861 - 1865
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1857.
Location. 40° 52.063′ N, 98° 0.148′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Nebraska, in Hamilton County. Marker is on 12th Street north of L Street, on the right when traveling north. Memorial is in Central Park Square (the county courthouse grounds). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 13th Street, Aurora NE 68818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Hamilton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Porcupine Ranch (approx. 10.4 miles away); Chapman Cemetery GAR Marker (approx. 13 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 23, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.