Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan City Civil War Memorial
Sponsored by the Woman's Releif Corps
Geo. V. Rawson Post
46 Dept. Ind. G.A.R.
(East, North, and West Faces)
(List of Names)
Location. 41° 42.286′ N, 86° 52.947′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tilden Avenue and Decatur Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northeast corner of Greenwood Cemetery; the above directions are to the cemetery entrance. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan City World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Stanislaus Cemetery World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); P.F.C. Kenneth L. Scott Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Anderson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Trail Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Mary's Parish World War I Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. Barker Civic Center (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Log Cabin in Michigan City (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
More about this marker. The monument was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 31, 1926 for the scores of Civil War veterans who were buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The cost of the $5,000 monument was funded by Civil War veterans, the Women's Relief Corps, the Service Star Legion (War Mothers), and other local citizens. The monument is 26 feet tall and is made of Vermont marble. The tablets with the names of the veterans is Red Ozark Mountain marble. (Source: Welcome to Washington Park - Tour the Many Historical Sites & Monuments by Patricia Gruse Harris, May 2013)
1. Metal Tablet Stanzas
There are two metal tablets in front of the monument inscribed with the following:
On fame's eternal camping-ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo,
No more on life's parade
That brave and fallen few.
— Submitted September 25, 2014.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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