The Hiker Monument - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 01.452 W 087° 58.574
16T E 420459 N 4763964
Quick Description: Spanish-American War memorial also known as "The Volunteer 98" on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2011 6:32:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMAP5X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

The memorial is a bronze statue of a uniformed soldier holding a rifle in a rest position in front of him. The statue is entitled "The Hiker" and was sculpted by Ferdinand Koenig. Below the statue is a plaque inscribed:

The Volunteer - '98

He Stood At The Curb Reflecting,
As The Boys were Marching By,
He Heard The Drums, Then Saw The Flag,
And A Gleam Was In His Eye.

He Loved That Starry Banner,
He Had No Wish For Gain,
A Grievous Though Upon His Mind
Was The Sinking Of The Maine.

Then He Kissed His Gentle Mother,
As He Wiped Away Her Tears,
And Proudly Joined The Ranks
Of The Marching Volunteers.

He Was Eager For The Conflict,
Prepared For Any Fate,
'Twas The Universal Spirit
With The Boys Of Ninety-Eight.

Erected By The
United Spanish American
War Veterans
Department Of Wisconsin
Camps And Auxiliaries
Dedicated May 25, 1941

Type of memorial: Statue

Location: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Public or private: Private

Who placed it?: United Spanish American War Veterans Department Of Wisconsin

When was it placed?: 5/25/1941

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