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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial

 
 
Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription. "In Grateful remembrance of the services and sacrifices of our soldiers in the war of The Union, we, the people of Knox County have erected this monument."
 
Erected 1914 by Citizens of Knox County.
 
Location. 38° 40.613′ N, 87° 31.609′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of North 7th Street and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north on North 7th Street. Touch for map. located on the North East corner of the Knox County Courthouse lawn in Vincennes, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox County Veterans Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Mary Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church In Indiana Territory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cradle of Freemasonry in Indiana (about 700 feet away); Synod of Indiana of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Vincennes' Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Niblack Mansion (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Additional comments.
Long View - - Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Long View - - Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial Marker
Note the marker on the upper level - above the set of doors. This is the (true) North side of the Civil War Memorial. (Click any of these photos to see the details.)

1. Origin of granite used
Hello,

I simply wish to state that according to my source, the granite used in this memorial was quarried from Montello, Wisconsin. It is featured on page 119 of the book "Etched In Stone: History of the Montello Granite Quarries" and is written and published by Kathleen McGwin of the Montello Historic Preservation Society.
Thanks very much for posting photos of this beautiful monument!
    — Submitted May 8, 2015, by Thomas Markielewski of Oakfield, Wisconsin.

 
Categories. Civil RightsHeroesMilitaryNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
North Side - - Knox County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. North Side - - Knox County Civil War Memorial
Memorial - Front Left Side - - Infantry-man Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. Memorial - Front Left Side - - Infantry-man Statue
Other View - - Infantry-man Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Other View - - Infantry-man Statue
Memorial Front Right - - Cavalry-man Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
6. Memorial Front Right - - Cavalry-man Statue
Other View - - Cavalry-man Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
7. Other View - - Cavalry-man Statue
South Side - - Base of Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
8. South Side - - Base of Civil War Memorial
Full View - South/East - - Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
9. Full View - South/East - - Civil War Memorial
South Side Left Statue - Artillery-man - - Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
10. South Side Left Statue - Artillery-man - - Civil War Memorial
Other View - - Artillery-man Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
11. Other View - - Artillery-man Statue
South Side Right - - Sailor Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
12. South Side Right - - Sailor Statue
Other View - - Sailor Statue image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
13. Other View - - Sailor Statue
West Side - - Base of Knox County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
14. West Side - - Base of Knox County Civil War Memorial
East Side - - Base of Knox County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
15. East Side - - Base of Knox County Civil War Memorial
North East Corner - - Knox County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
16. North East Corner - - Knox County Civil War Memorial
Top Statue - - Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
17. Top Statue - - Civil War Memorial
Other View - - Top Statue - Knox County Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
18. Other View - - Top Statue - Knox County Civil War Memorial
24-pdr Field Howitzer, Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
19. 24-pdr Field Howitzer, Model 1841
This and its companion piece are models used sparingly during the Civil War. Most were issued to garrison units for use in fortifications. However a few batteries were used by the field armies, particularly at Shiloh and Vicksburg.
Muzzle of Field Howitzer, No. 23 image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
20. Muzzle of Field Howitzer, No. 23
This particular piece was cast in 1862 by Cyrus Alger of Boston. It weighed 1331 pounds when produced.
One of the Decorative Spheres - - Around the Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
21. One of the Decorative Spheres - - Around the Memorial
24-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841 image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
22. 24-pdr Field Howitzer Model 1841
Muzzle of East Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
23. Muzzle of East Howitzer
This piece is somewhat battered but the number 7 is visible, matching to a weapon that was produced in 1861.
Other View - - East Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
24. Other View - - East Howitzer
Right Trunnion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
25. Right Trunnion
The founder's stamps indicate this piece was cast by Ames Co. of Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Left Trunnion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
26. Left Trunnion
Provides the date of manufacture - 1861.
South West Corner - - Knox County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
27. South West Corner - - Knox County Courthouse
North East Corner - - Knox County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
28. North East Corner - - Knox County Courthouse
East Side - - Knox County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
29. East Side - - Knox County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,893 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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