Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
Mexican War 1846 - 1948
Men Enrolled 98
War for the Union 1861 - 1865
Men Enrolled 2,971
Spanish American War 1898
Men Enrolled 264
(Under Both Statues:):
(Back Side - In Stone):
War For Independence 1776
French and Indian War 1811 - 1812
Black Hawk War 1832
War with Grt. Britain 1812 - 1845
(Back - Upper - Brass Shield):
Buried in Montgomery County
Lewis & Clark Expedition 1804
(Front - Lower
Ruby C. Barnes Charles Bible Clarence Boraker Floyd S. Bowman Vesse G. Brown Ernest I. Cedars Alex R. Colman George W. Cook Melvin C. Cook Byron C. Cox Roscoe N. Daavis Russell H. Dwiggins Aetna G. Elmore John England Harold K. Everson Clarence M. Faust Ralph Flora Everett L. Harshbarger Forest L. Hicks Henry Hopper Harley E. Jones James N. Jones William F. Jones Bruce Kelly William J. Kessler Otto McClure Clair McCrey Charles W. McKinney James Mason Norman Maxwell Fred L. Melvin Daniel G. Miller Stanford A. Myers Maurice OConnor Jasper H. Orrick Grant E. Peffley Russell Pickett David D. Sloan Guy Stephens Raymond Todd Oscar E. Turner Ernest R. Warbritton James H. Wingert Robert P. Youngman
Byron Cox Post No. 72 The American Legion
(Right Side - Left Corner - Bronze Plaque):
(Left Side - Lower Center - Bronze Plaque):
Kenneth Alward Otis M. Armantrout Forrest Babb James Y. Bales James F. Barnard Charles O. Beck Johnny W. Bishop Lawrence M. Bishop Ernest M. Boldt Eugene M. Booher William R. Bowers Robert J. Bratton Bill W. Brunner Robert E. Burkett Robert Buscher James P. Cain Robert L. Cain Carol E. Canine Ernest E. Campbell Billy Carrigan Vernon e. Chadwick Okel O. Cline Jack C. Clough Eugene L. Conrad Herbert L. Cook Otto W. Copas Robert L. Cord John C. Corey Irvin L. Cotton Kenneth L. Cox Robert C. Davis Martin B. Dunbar John W. Ehrie Cyrus E. Elliott John T. Etchinson Robert Farnesworth Mark S. Farren Carroll W. Feather Robert G. Foster Oliver J. Fouts Damon W. Francis John N. Freeman Delbert Fulton Orville M. Geiger Marion L. Gephart Sanford E. Gillock Charles E. Gilmore Kirtley J. Gregg Leo H. Grzesk Mark Hall Robert T. Hall Russell C. Hannah Charles W. Harmon Harry F. Harris John R. Harshbarger Victor Hartman Harry Heacock Lloyd Henry Donald W. Hiatt Daniel
Byron Cox Post No. 72 The American Legion
(Left Side - Lower Right - Bronze Plaque):
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Veterans who sacrificed their lives in Korea 1950 - 1953
Jackie L. Murdock 7-6-50 Raymond E. Pearson 7-14-50 Howard F. Cedars 7-16-50 Kenneth W. Meadows 7-19-50 Charles Northcutt 7-20-50 Donald R. Sechman 7-20-50 Everett D. Manion 7-22-50 Kennith J. Teague 8-3-50 John W. Shanklin, Jr. 8-6-50 Earl Brown 9-10-50 Robert R. Eubanks 6-6-51 Charles C. Morgan 11-4-51
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1431
Dedicated November 11, 1989
(Front - Lower Right - Bronze Plaque):
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Veterans who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam 1961 - 1975
Richard E. Lynch 10-8-65 Delbert W. Haase 10-18-67 Samuel H. Howard 12-2-67 William K. Clawson 12-14-67 Leonard A. Stalnaker 2-8-68 Harold W. Abbott 2-17-68 Lloyd
West Central Indiana Vietnam Veterans Association
Sept. 29, 1984
Erected 1906 by Montgomery County Commissioners.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 40° 2.508′ N, 86° 54.073′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Washington Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Main Street, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cradle of Basketball (within shouting distance of this marker); Otto Schlemmer Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint John's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Montgomery County Rotary Jail (about 700 feet away); Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Land Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church Lane Place (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordsville.
Regarding Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead. In 1906 the county erected this towering bronze and stone war memorial designed by Rudolf Schwartz. Schwartz is perhaps best known as the sculptor for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis, Indiana. This 1906 monument honors casualties dating back to the Revolutionary War; Montgomery County officials continued to add the names of subsequent "Heroic Dead" through the Vietnam War.
The original monument was erected by the Montgomery County Commissioners at a cost of $6,000. The monument was originally a drinking fountain, with basins around the base.
The adjacent Montgomery County Courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Crawfordsville Commercial Historic District. This courthouse was designed by the prolific architect George W. Bunting. After Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, and author, spoke at the cornerstone dedication in 1875, the building opened for business in 1876. Ironically, a Union Army general
Also see . . . Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • War, French and Indian • War, Korean • War, Mexican-American • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II • Wars, US Indian
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