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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial

1927

 

—Hermon Atkins MacNeill (1866-1947) —

 
Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Civil War Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Designed as a formal gateway to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, these 40-foot pylons of Tennessee marble commemorate military men of the Civil war. The figures at the base of the north column portray soldiers, and the group of the south column honors sailors. Carved in relief, a stately allegorical female figure rises high on each pylon, with an American eagle on top.

It was during another great conflict—World War I—that the city appropriated funds for this memorial. Sculptor Hermon MacNeil also crated sculptures for the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
 
Erected 1927 by Museum Without Walls. (Marker Number I4.)
 
Location. 39° 57.567′ N, 75° 10.35′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Parkway west of North 20th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco De Miranda (within shouting distance of this marker); A Grand Cultural Boulevard (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Library (about 400 feet away,
Civil War Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
2. Civil War Soldiers Memorial
Upper inscription: In giving
freedom to the slave
we assure
freedom to the free
Lower inscription: All who have labored today in behalf of the union have wrought for the best interests of the country and the world not only for the present but for all future ages.
measured in a direct line); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (about 500 feet away); Aero Memorial Pillar (about 500 feet away); Aero Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Franklin National Memorial (about 500 feet away); 1914-1918 Tribute Trees (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (1921). Museum Without Walls Audio, Association for Public Art (Submitted on August 7, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Civil War Sailors Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
3. Civil War Sailors Memorial
Upper inscription: One Country
One Constitution
One Destiny
Lower: All who have labored today in behalf of the union have wrought for the best interests of the country and the world not only for the present but for all future ages.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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