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Richfield in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

World War Memorial

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 19, 2013
1. World War Memorial
Inscription.
We Honor Those
- Who -
Do Us Honor

In this metal we inscribe our humble expression of appreciation to those citizens of this community who answered our country's call to arms, and in loving memory of those who gave their lives in the World War 1914∑1918
——
Dedicated by
Richfield and Community
1918

 
Erected 1918 by the City of Richfield and Community.
 
Location. 44° 53.181′ N, 93° 16.017′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from Portland Avenue south of East 64th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Memorial is immediately north of the Honoring All Veterans Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6529 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Honoring All Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima (a few steps from this marker); PFC. Jimmy Berray (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richfield Pioneer Homestead
World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 19, 2013
2. World War Memorial
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Crash of Flight 307 (approx. 2 miles away); 1st Infantry Division (approx. 2.6 miles away); Four Marine Raider Battalions Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fourth Marine Division Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Honoring All Veterans Memorial. "A Union soldier named John O. Dolson had no burial on record, indicating that he may have been buried in a Confederate graveyard ... Dobson would have been one of 138 deceased Confederate soldiers whose bodies were returned from Gettysburg and buried. Union Army records, however, told of a Private John O. Dolson of the 2nd Sharpshooters, a Union Army soldier from the farm country of Richfield, Minnesota. Dolson had passed away from injuries sustained in battle on September 3, 1863, at 19 years old ... Dolsonís name had been recorded incorrectly and he became the only Union soldier buried in a Confederate cemetery." (Submitted on May 26, 2014.) 

2. John O. Dobson. Find A Grave memorial. (Submitted on May 26, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 7, 2014
3. World War Memorial
John Dobson Cenotaph (right)
John Dobson Confederate Headstone image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 7, 2014
4. John Dobson Confederate Headstone
Pvt John O Dobson
Co A
2 NC Inf
CSA
Sep 3 1863
The Honoring All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 19, 2013
5. The Honoring All Veterans Memorial
The World War Memorial is at the end of the walkway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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