Union Soldiers Monument

Union Soldiers Monument (HM29I7)

Location: Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Fond du Lac County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 46.423', W 88° 26.833'

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This monument honoring local Civil War soldiers resulted from the nationalist sentiment following the war. In 1894 local artist and Fond du Lac resident Mark Harrison bequeathed $500 to erect a monument in what is now Veterans Park.
On June 7, 1901, the Fond du Lac County Board formed a soldiers' monument committee to determine the monument's design and budget. A countywide referendum permitted up to $5,000 of county funding. Manufactured by the Bronze Monument Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut, the monument arrived by train on September 25, 1902, and was erected soon thereafter.
Speculations about the monument never having been formally dedicated have focused on a controversy over the quality of the monument's materials and appearance. The blue-gray colored monument became known as the "Tin Soldier" by residents and local veterans' organizations.
HM NumberHM29I7
Year Placed2017
Placed ByFond du Lac County and Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 383530 N 4847758
Decimal Degrees43.77371667, -88.44721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.423', W 88° 26.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 25.38" N, 88° 26' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)920
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 184 S Main St, Fond du Lac WI 54935, US
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