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Oliver Perry Morton

 

—The Great War Governor —

 
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Inscription.

Plaque One

Born in Wayne Co. Indiana August 4, 1823.
Died in Indianapolis November 1, 1877.
Aged 54 years, 2month and 25 days.
Admitted to the Bar in 1847.
Served as Governor of Indiana from January
16, 1861 to March 4, 1867.
Served as U. S. Senator from Indiana from
March 4, 1867, until his death, November 1, 1877.

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In all ways and at all times, the friend of
the Union Soldier. The friend of the Country.
The upholder of Abraham Lincoln.
The defender of the flag and the Union
of the States. Patriot, Statesman,
lover of Liberty, Heroic in Hear,
inflexible in purpose, and ever to be known
in history as
The Great War Governor


Plaque Two

At the annual meeting held in June, 1904. The Department of Indiana Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of the honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Army and Navy to preserve the integrity of the Republic of the United States of America, in the Great Civil War from A. D. 1861 to 1865, memorialized the Legislature of the State of Indiana to appropriate sufficient money to erect this monument to perpetuate the memory
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2. Plaque One - - Oliver Perry Morton Marker
of

Oliver Perry Morton,


the Great War Governor of Indiana during that period.
 
Erected 1907.
 
Location. 39° 46.116′ N, 86° 9.717′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Capitol Avenue and West Market Street, on the right when traveling south on North Capitol Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the East entrance to the Indiana State House in Indianapolis, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864 ( a few steps from this marker); State Capitol ( a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Funeral Train ( within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Andrews Hendricks ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana State House ( about 500 feet away); The National Road ( about 600 feet away); 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law ( about 600 feet away); Indianapolis Times ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .  Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton Biography. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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3. Plaque Two - - Oliver Perry Morton Marker
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4. Looking East - - Oliver Perry Morton Marker
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6. Right Statue - - Oliver Perry Morton Marker
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7. Other View - - Oliver Perry Morton Marker
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8. Oliver Perry Morton - - Statue
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10. On Right - - Oliver Perry Morton Marker
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11. North/East corner - - Indiana State House - - Indianapolis, Indiana
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12. Sculptor Plaque
Rudolf Schwartz (1866–1912. Austrian)
Oliver P. Morton, installed 1907
bronze, granite pedestal
approx. 15 x 25 x 19 ft.

Commissioned by the Indiana General Assembly, this monument celebrates the legacy of Oliver P. Morton. Indiana’s Civil War governor. The heroic figure of Morton stands atop the granite pedestal flanked on either side by Union soldiers. On the front of the pedestal is a bronze relief of two crossed American flags with olive branches and a wreath of acorns and oak leaves, representing Morton’s pursuit of victory and peace. Flanking the statue are two small but exquisite bronze reliefs depicting Morton in action during the Civil War. Morton later served as a United States senator, until his death on November 1, 1877.

After graduating from the Vienna Academy of Art in 1889, Schwartz studied under prominent sculptors in Berlin. He came to Indianapolis in December of 1897, when he was commissioned by architect Bruno Schmitz to carve figures for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Monument Circle. Schwartz also served on the faculty at the Herron School of Art.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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