Greensburg in Decatur County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Decatur County Civil War Memorial
( Front Plaque )
of the Civil War Soldiers
of Decatur County.
“This monument cannot disclose.
Nor can the skill of mortal make
a record of the countless woes
they suffered for their Country’s sake.”
( Obverse Plaque )
Spencer Repeating Rifle
Decatur County provided more than 2,500 officers and men for the Union Armies during the Civil War. These soldiers served in many Regiments, including: 7th (Gavin - Grover - Welsh), 17th (Wilder), 37th, 52nd, 68th (Scobey), 76th (Gavin), 83rd, 104th (Gavin), 123 (McQuiston), 134th (Gavin), 146th (Welsh), and 156th Indiana Infantry Regiments, 5th Indiana Cavalry Regiment (Butler), and 26th Indiana Light Artillery Battery (Rigby).
Their devotion to duty, initiative and sacrifice and exemplified by the 7th Indiana Infantry, commanded by Colonel Ira G. Grover, then Major Merit C. Welsh, which served in the Iron Brigade, Army of the Potomac; and the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry which served in the Lightning Brigade Commanded by General John T. Wilder, Army of the Cumerland.
‘Let us all more deeply resolve that our children shall be taught to forever
General John T. Wilder
Their Works do follow them.
Erected 1922 by "Pap" Thomas Woman's Relief Corps, No. 113.
Location. 39° 20.206′ N, 85° 29.005′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 421) west of North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the South Side-walk in front of the Decatur County Courthouse in Greensburg, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg IN 47240, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanish American War Veterans (here, next to this marker); Decatur County All Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Decatur County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Thomas Hendricks / Elizabeth Trimble Hendricks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Naegel Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Donnell -V.- State, 1852 (about Civil War General John T. Wilder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Decatur County (Indiana) Bridge 140 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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