Civil War Monument - Northfield, MN
Posted by: dgauss
N 44° 27.371 W 093° 09.633
15T E 487227 N 4922554
Quick Description: Located downtown on Bridge Square in the center of Northfield.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 10:18:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM3N2X
Constructed of gray and pink marble surmounted by an iron eagle, monument is dedicated to "The Soldiers and Sailors who saved the Union, 1861-1865". Although Northfield was only a few years old at the time of the war, it was the location of what some regard as the last raid of the war when a group of former confederate soldiers known as the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob the local bank in 1876. The citizens repelled the raiders - three were killed, three were imprisoned and two escaped. Fourth of July as well as other celebrations, peace rallies and vigils are regularly held here.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 07/04/1921
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union
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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed
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Related Website: Not listed
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