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G.A.R. Civil War Monument

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2016
1. G.A.R. Civil War Monument Marker
Inscription.
1861 - 1865
Eternal vigilance
is the
price of liberty

This tablet
dedicated to the
G.A.R.
Post 161
by the
Anna Etheridge
Tent No. 58
Daughters of the Union
Veterans of the
Civil War
1934

 
Erected 1934 by Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
 
Location. 33° 45.586′ N, 118° 11.495′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Shoreline Village Drive 0.1 miles west of Marina Parking Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located next to Parkers' Lighthouse restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evolution of a skyline (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Their Honor (approx. mile away); The Breakers (approx. half a mile away); Grand Army of the Republic Highway
G.A.R. Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2016
2. G.A.R. Civil War Monument Marker
(approx. half a mile away); The Sovereign (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Blackstone (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Regarding G.A.R. Civil War Monument. There is a cannon located west of this monument at the shoreline next to Parker's Lighthouse Restaurant. It is painted white and points toward The Queen Mary across the bay.

From doing research online, I determined that both the Civil War monument and cannon were once located in Lincoln Park in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue. The cannon is 10-feet long and weighs 8,595 pounds and dates from 1839. It was donated to the DUV Post 181 by the U.S. War Department in 1915. In 1974 both the cannon and war monument were relocated to their current locations as a loan by the city to the then-owner of Shoreline Village. They have stood here since and have lost their significance with the locals in their connection to the Civil War.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
G.A.R. Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 22, 2016
3. G.A.R. Civil War Monument Marker
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4. G.A.R. Civil War Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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