Union Civil War Monument

Union Civil War Monument (HMF89)

Location: Charleston, WV 25305 Kanawha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.157', W 81° 36.834'

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Inscription
[South Side]
In memory of the thirty-two thousand soldiers, sailors, and marines contributed by West Virginia to the service of the Union during the Civil War 1861-1865

[East Side]
This monument erected A.D. 1930 by the Union Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Commission

[North Side]
Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech
November 19, 1863
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they, who fought here, have thus far nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall have not died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

[West Side]
The act of Congress admitting West Virginia as a separate state was approved by President Lincoln June 20, 1863
Details
HM NumberHMF89
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Year Placed1930
Placed ByUnion Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 446347 N 4243268
Decimal Degrees38.33595000, -81.61390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.157', W 81° 36.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 9.42" N, 81° 36' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1826-1898 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25305, US
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