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Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union Soldiers Monument

 
 
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
1. Union Soldiers Monument
Shiloh [east side]
Inscription.
Dedicated
to
the memory of the
Brave Men
of
Fond du Lac County,
Wis.,
who to save the
Union,
fought victoriously
on land and sea,
in the
great struggle
of the
Civil War,
1861 – 1865.

 
Erected 1902 by Mark R. Harrison and Fond du Lac County.
 
Location. 43° 46.415′ N, 88° 26.832′ W. Marker is in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is in Veteran's Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fond du Lac WI 54935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin Progressive Party (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Military Road (approx. mile away); Pioneer Military Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spanish–American War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pier Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pier Cemetery 1838 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Locomotive No. 2714 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fond du Lac.
 
Also see . . .
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
2. Union Soldiers Monument
Gettysburg [south side]

1. Fond du Lac Public Library. Fond du Lac County's Responses to the Civil War. "In his will, [Mark] Harrison bequeathed $500 for the construction of the Civil War monument, a sum that covered about a quarter of the cost of the project." (Submitted on October 1, 2010.) 

2. Fond du Lac Public Library. "Tin Soldier:" Fond du Lac's Courthouse Square Union Soldiers Monument. "The Bronze Monumental Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut was the successful bidder for the contract." (Submitted on October 3, 2010.) 

3. Link. (Submitted on September 3, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Soldiers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
3. Union Soldiers Monument
Atlanta [north side]
Mark R. Harrison.
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
4. Union Soldiers Monument
Vicksburg [west side]
Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
5. Plaque
Planted to commemorate the services of our men of Fond du Lac County, in the World War, by the Fond du Lac Woman's Club 1920.
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
6. Plaque
Planted to commemorate the services of our nurses of Fond du Lac County, in the World War, by E. A. Brown Relief Corps. 1920.
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
7. Plaque
Honoring All Gold Star Mothers who suffered the loss of their sons and daughters in the United States Military Armed Forces to preserve peace, liberty and justice for all.
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
8. The Gettysburg Address.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Abraham Lincoln
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,083 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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