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FIRST - Civil War Monument - Lancaster, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 50.898 W 090° 42.593
15T E 687126 N 4746512
Quick Description: The first Civil War Monument is located on the NE corner of the Grant County Courthouse at 126 Main St in Lancaster, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2009 7:46:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM5N6D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
Views: 4

Long Description:
The monument reads:
"We here highly resolve that these honored dead shall not have died in vain that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves ......... are, and henceforward shall be free."

The marker reads:
"The First Civil War Monument

Popular subscription for this Civil War Monument was started on September 16, 1862 and completed with public funds. The monument was dedicated on July 4, 1867 "... to the memory of the brave soldiers of Grant County who fell in defense of universal liberty in the great rebellion of A.D. 1861."

Rededicated July 4, 1967
Grant County Historical Society"
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 07/04/1867

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