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Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead

 
 
Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker </b>(front) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
1. Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker (front)

Inscription. (Front Side - in Stone):
Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
Mexican War 1846 - 1948
Men Enrolled 98
War for the Union 1861 - 1865
Men Enrolled 2,971
Spanish American War 1898
Men Enrolled 264

(Under Both Statues:):
"Lest We Forget"

(Back Side - In Stone):
Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead
War For Independence 1776
French and Indian War 1811 - 1812
Black Hawk War 1832
War with Grt. Britain 1812 - 1845

(Back - Upper - Brass Shield):
Soldiers of 1776
Buried in Montgomery County
Jacob Miller • Alexander Foster • Sabastian Stonebraker • Samuel Gregory • Pressly Sims • William Mason • John Hardee • James McArthur • John McNulty • Samuel Newell • Robert Gott • John Snoddy • Frederick Armantrout

Lewis & Clark Expedition 1804
William Bratton

(Front - Lower Center - Bronze Plaque):
In Memory of these Montgomery County Veterans who gave their lives during World War I

Ruby C. Barnes • Charles Bible • Clarence
Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker </b>(back) image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
2. Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker (back)
Boraker • Floyd S. Bowman • Vesse G. Brown • Ernest I. Cedars • Alex R. Colman • George W. Cook • Melvin C. Cook • Byron C. Cox • Roscoe N. Daavis • Russell H. Dwiggins • Aetna G. Elmore • John England • Harold K. Everson • Clarence M. Faust • Ralph Flora • Everett L. Harshbarger • Forest L. Hicks • Henry Hopper • Harley E. Jones • James N. Jones • William F. Jones • Bruce Kelly • William J. Kessler • Otto McClure • Clair McCrey • Charles W. McKinney • James Mason • Norman Maxwell • Fred L. Melvin • Daniel G. Miller • Stanford A. Myers • Maurice O’Connor • Jasper H. Orrick • Grant E. Peffley • Russell Pickett • David D. Sloan • Guy Stephens • Raymond Todd • Oscar E. Turner • Ernest R. Warbritton • James H. Wingert • Robert P. Youngman

Byron Cox Post No. 72 The American Legion

(Right Side - Left Corner - Bronze Plaque):
Dedicated to Montgomery County World War Veterans by Byron Cox Post No. 72 American Legion

(Left Side - Lower Center - Bronze Plaque):
In Memory of these Montgomery County Veterans who gave their lives during World War II

Kenneth Alward • Otis M. Armantrout • Forrest Babb • James Y. Bales •
Brass Shield on the back of the monument image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
3. Brass Shield on the back of the monument
James F. Barnard • Charles O. Beck • Johnny W. Bishop • Lawrence M. Bishop • Ernest M. Boldt • Eugene M. Booher • William R. Bowers • Robert J. Bratton • Bill W. Brunner • Robert E. Burkett • Robert Buscher • James P. Cain • Robert L. Cain • Carol E. Canine • Ernest E. Campbell • Billy Carrigan • Vernon e. Chadwick • Okel O. Cline • Jack C. Clough • Eugene L. Conrad • Herbert L. Cook • Otto W. Copas • Robert L. Cord • John C. Corey • Irvin L. Cotton • Kenneth L. Cox • Robert C. Davis • Martin B. Dunbar • John W. Ehrie • Cyrus E. Elliott • John T. Etchinson • Robert Farnesworth • Mark S. Farren • Carroll W. Feather • Robert G. Foster • Oliver J. Fouts • Damon W. Francis • John N. Freeman • Delbert Fulton • Orville M. Geiger • Marion L. Gephart • Sanford E. Gillock • Charles E. Gilmore • Kirtley J. Gregg • Leo H. Grzesk • Mark Hall • Robert T. Hall • Russell C. Hannah • Charles W. Harmon • Harry F. Harris • John R. Harshbarger • Victor Hartman • Harry Heacock • Lloyd Henry • Donald W. Hiatt • Daniel F. Hilliard • Earl W. Hodson • Jack D. Hudson • Dwight Hughes • Robert E. Hybarger • Robert P. Jacob • Carl W. Jones • Hubert Jones • William P. Kane • Robert
Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead - "World War I" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
4. Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead - "World War I"
(Front - Lower Center - Bronze Plaque)
N. Kemp • James R. Kidd • Charles W. Kline • Zenith L. Krout • William C. Leavenworth • Arthur J. Lehman • Howard D. Lough • Henry J. McCandless • Gwendolyn McKee • Robert A. McKinley Jr. • Altus F. McReynolds • Charles W. Martin • Harold Martin • Samuel R. Maxwell • John N. Miller • Theodore W. Miller • Oscar H. Murrell • Clyde A. Myers • George L. Nelson • John B. Nichols • Harold F. Norman • William Q. O’Neall • Ralph V. Oswalt • Marvin M. Otterman • William Otterman • Earl Owen • Carl R. Parker • Max Paxton • E. B. Peffley • James D. Phebus • James Powers • Vance Pyle • Frank T. Ratcliff • William A. Raynes • Alvin O. Rice • James Ruchti • Roy G. Ruckel • Harold E. Sanders • Thomas L. Schweitzer • Floyd Sharp • Paul W. Shepherd • Roy E. Snider • John J. Stevens • Raymond E. Stump • Jack M. Suverkrup • Forrest R. Swank • Maurice L. Taylor • Gerald K. Tilney • Charles W. Todd • Donald K. Todd • Robert W. Todd • Robert H. Turner • Robert C. Utterback • Dean W. Van Gilder • Robert R. Vice • Richard E. Whicker • Richard L. Wilkinson • Lawrence E. Wilson • Robert E. Wright • Robert E. Wright • Leon Weir • Wilbur J. Wood • Wayne Wynkoop • Charles E. Zaikovsky
World War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
5. World War Veterans
(Right Side - Left Corner - Bronze Plaque)
• Norman Zachary • Harold Zerface

Byron Cox Post No. 72 The American Legion

(Left Side - Lower Right - Bronze Plaque):
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Veterans who sacrificed their lives in Korea 1950 - 1953

Jackie L. Murdock 7-6-50 • Raymond E. Pearson 7-14-50 • Howard F. Cedars 7-16-50 • Kenneth W. Meadows 7-19-50 • Charles Northcutt 7-20-50 • Donald R. Sechman 7-20-50 • Everett D. Manion 7-22-50 • Kennith J. Teague 8-3-50 • John W. Shanklin, Jr. 8-6-50 • Earl Brown 9-10-50 • Robert R. Eubanks 6-6-51 • Charles C. Morgan 11-4-51

Our Allegiance
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1431
Dedicated November 11, 1989

(Front - Lower Right - Bronze Plaque):
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Montgomery County Veterans who sacrificed their lives in Vietnam 1961 - 1975

Richard E. Lynch 10-8-65 • Delbert W. Haase 10-18-67 • Samuel H. Howard 12-2-67 • William K. Clawson 12-14-67 • Leonard A. Stalnaker 2-8-68 • Harold W. Abbott 2-17-68 • Lloyd Tribbett 5-8-68 • Carl T. Alexander 1-10-69 • John J. Corwin, II 4-17-69 • Samuel E. Benge 6-3-69

Our Allegiance
West Central Indiana Vietnam Veterans Association
Sept.
Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead - "World War II" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
6. Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead - "World War II"
(Left Side - Lower Center - Bronze Plaque)
29, 1984
 
Erected 1906 by Montgomery County Commissioners.
 
Location. 40° 2.508′ N, 86° 54.073′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E. Main Street, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cradle of Basketball ( within shouting distance of this marker); Otto Schlemmer Building ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint John's Episcopal Church ( about 700 feet away); Montgomery County Rotary Jail ( about 700 feet away); Crawfordsville (Indiana) Carnegie Library ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Land Office ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lane Place ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Regarding Montgomery County's Tribute to her Heroic Dead. In 1906 the county erected this towering bronze and stone war memorial designed
Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker - "Korea 1950 - 1953" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
7. Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker - "Korea 1950 - 1953"
(Left Side - Lower Right - Bronze Plaque)
by Rudolf Schwartz. Schwartz is perhaps best known as the sculptor for the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis, Indiana. This 1906 monument honors casualties dating back to the Revolutionary War; Montgomery County officials continued to add the names of subsequent "Heroic Dead" through the Vietnam War.

The original monument was erected by the Montgomery County Commissioners at a cost of $6,000. The monument was originally a drinking fountain, with basins around the base.

The adjacent Montgomery County Courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Crawfordsville Commercial Historic District. This courthouse was designed by the prolific architect George W. Bunting. After Lew Wallace, Civil War general, lawyer, and author, spoke at the cornerstone dedication in 1875, the building opened for business in 1876. Ironically, a Union Army general laid the cornerstone for a building designed by a Confederate Army colonel.
 
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour ( Courtesy - - Indiana Government web page). (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
 
Vietnam 1961 - 1975 ;; brass plaque on front Right image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
8. Vietnam 1961 - 1975 ;; brass plaque on front Right
Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
9. Montgomery County's Tribute to Her Heroic Dead Marker
Right side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
10. Right side of Marker
An Infantryman, fixed bayonet at ready.
Left Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
11. Left Side of Marker
Statue of a Cavalryman - on Left side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
12. Statue of a Cavalryman - on Left side of Marker
Lewis & Clark Expedition 1804 (brass Art Work) - - Upper Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
13. Lewis & Clark Expedition 1804 (brass Art Work) - - Upper Back of Marker
The name of William Bratton, who traveled with Lewis and Clark in 1804, and who lived and died in Montgomery County, appears on this piece.
Right Side - Face image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
14. Right Side - Face
Looks as if water came out of the mouth of the carving. The darker area below the face seems to indicate some type of attachment to catch the water. The monument was originally a drinking fountain; could this have been where the water originated?
Left Side - Face image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 20, 2008
15. Left Side - Face
This twin also looks to have been a source of water at some time. It is unknown as to when the monument cease to be a public drinking fountain.
Left Cannon to left of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
16. Left Cannon to left of Marker
Cannon - - Right of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
17. Cannon - - Right of Marker
Montgomery County Court House - - with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 13, 2008
18. Montgomery County Court House - - with Marker
Crawfordsville Water Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
19. Crawfordsville Water Fountain
One block away from the War Memorial on Main Street and North Green is a fine place to relax. A plaque lists local businesses that helped to build the fountain area.
"Local Company Cleans War Memorial" image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Crawfordsville Journal Review newspaper - 8-1-2010.
20. "Local Company Cleans War Memorial"
Published in the Crawfordsville Journal Review newspaper, August 1, 2010
With brushes, rollers, cleaning solution, a power washer and a lift, Allen Monument Company owner Randy Allen and two of his employees spent the weekend performing a monumental task.
The three men arrived early Saturday (July 31, 2010) morning at the county's War Memorial... ...to begin a two-day cleaning process on the 104-year-old monument. Earlier this summer, Montgomery County Commissioners awarded the local company the cleaning contract. It was the low bidder at $4,869.
"We're a local company so we really wanted to do this job," Randy Allen said. "We're glad to do it for the community."
 
 
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