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Defenders of the Union

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

 

—Grand Army Plaza —

 
Defenders of the Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
1. Defenders of the Union Marker
Inscription. To the Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865
 
Erected 1892.
 
Location. 40° 40.381′ N, 73° 58.196′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway, in the median on Flatbush Avenue. Touch for map. Memorial is on the Soldiers and Sailors Arch, in Grand Army Plaza, north of Prospect Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); James T Stranahan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 500 feet away); Alexander Skene Memorial (about 700 feet away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. half a mile away); Line of Defense (approx. half a mile away); Historic Marker of Battle Pass (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grand Army Plaza. (Submitted on November 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Frederick William MacMonnies. (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
2. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

 
Additional keywords. U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Grand Army of the Republic, GAR, Prospect Park, Frederick Law Olmstead, Calvert Vaux, Frederick William MacMonnies.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
"Spirit of the Army" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
3. "Spirit of the Army"
Frederick William MacMonnies, sculptor
"Spirit of the Navy" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 1, 2008
4. "Spirit of the Navy"
Frederick William MacMonnies, sculptor
"Ulysses S. Grant" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
5. "Ulysses S. Grant"
A plaque inside the archway.
"Abraham Lincoln" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
6. "Abraham Lincoln"
A plaque inside the archway. Supposedly, this is the only mounted depiction of the president.
NYC Parks & Recreation marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
7. NYC Parks & Recreation marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,801 times since then and 235 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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