Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War Honor Roll Memorial
—58th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry —
( 1864 Monument )
by the Survivors of
the 58th Reg. Ind. Vol.
To the memory of
their deceased comrades
Honor the Flag
( 1914 Bronze Plaque )
This monument was erected by the 58th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in honor of its dead whose names are inscribed thereon: Comrades who were killed in battle, or who died from disease or other cause during the service of the Regiment in the Civil War. The funds for its erection were secured by voluntary donations and subscriptions from members of the Regiment while in the service. No part of the funds were solicited or received from any source outside of the Regiment.
The contract for monument was made in 1863. It was completed, erected and dedicated, July 4, 1865, the Regiment being still in the service at that time. This was the first Regimental Monument erected in Indiana in memory of soldiers of the Civil War. It is the only monument in Indiana, or in the United States, that was erected and dedicated by any Regiment in honor of its dead, while that Regiment was still in the Service. In the manner of its conception, in the manner and conditions under which it was erected and dedicated, this monument is in a class by itself.
This tablet was erected and dedicated,
Erected 1864 by 58th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
Location. 38° 21.33′ N, 87° 34.106′ W. Marker is in Princeton, Indiana, in Gibson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street (State Road 64) and South Hart Street, on the left when traveling east on West Broadway Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/West lawn of the Gibson County Courthouse in Princeton, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton IN 47670, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Judge William Prince (a few steps from this marker); Gibson County American Revolution Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Gibson County World Wars I and II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibson County Korean - Vietnam Honor Rolls (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibson County Desert Storm and Desert Shield Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibson County Civil War Memorial Lyles Station (approx. 5 miles away); Lyles Station, Indiana (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
More about this marker. Many of the names engraved on the stone monument have weathered away. Photos of the monument have not revealed the names. Other means need to be utilized to reconstruct the ‘Honor Roll’. (If anyone can assist in any way with the full list of names, please help by using any of the above: ‘Correct this Page’, ‘Add links’, or ‘Add Comments’. All of the 58th Regiment need to be honored properly. ! !)
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Also see . . . "58th Indiana Infantry" ::. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.