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Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan City Civil War Monument

 
 
Michigan City Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 22, 2014
1. Michigan City Civil War Monument Marker
Bronze tablet on front face of monument
Inscription.

In Memory of
The Soldiers of the
Civil War
Who Gave Their Services
To Perpetuate
The Union of the States.


This Monument
Is the Gift of
John H. Winterboatham
to Michigan City.

 
Erected 1893.
 
Location. 41° 43.416′ N, 86° 54.301′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Franklin Street, in the median on Lake Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan City Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Michigan City GAR Memorial (about 400 feet away); Michigan City World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); Private First Class Daniel D. Bruce (about 600 feet away); Michigan City Memorial Plaza (about 600 feet away); The Lincoln Funeral Train (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan City Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
 
More about this marker. Also known
Michigan City Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 22, 2014
2. Michigan City Civil War Monument Marker
Bronze tablet on rear face of monument
as the Winterbotham Monument, the monument was designed by M. Muldoon of Louisville and dedicated on May 31, 1893. It is made of Vermont grey granite, weighs 76 tons, and stands 65 feet from the ground to the top of the olive branch. Around the monument above the tablets is a cylindrical bronze belt cast with figures representing scenes of the war including the shields of the United States and the State of Indiana. (Source: Welcome to Washington Park - Tour the Many Historical Sites & Monuments by Patricia Gruse Harris, May 2013)
 
Also see . . .  Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 26, 2014.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori is inscribed around the base of the monument. As stated in Wikipedia, this phrase "is a line from the Roman lyrical poet Horace's Odes. The line can be roughly translated into English as: 'It is sweet and fitting to die for your country.'" The phrase is inscribed on a number of memorials and monuments worldwide.
    — Submitted July 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Michigan City Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 22, 2014
3. Michigan City Civil War Monument
Northeast face of monument
Michigan City Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 22, 2014
4. Michigan City Civil War Monument
Southwest face of monument at intersection
of Lake Shore Drive and Franklin Street
Detail at Base of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 22, 2014
5. Detail at Base of Monument
The Latin phrase Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori is inscribed around the base of the monument
Michigan City Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 22, 2014
6. Michigan City Civil War Monument
View to south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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