Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Detroit, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WrightStuff
N 42° 19.860 W 083° 02.801
17T E 331376 N 4688556
Quick Description: The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is located in Campus Martius Park in Detroit, MI.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2006 6:53:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMYMH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 85

Long Description:

The 65-foot tall Soldiers and Sailors monument was sculpted by Randolph Rogers in 1872. The monument is located in Campus Martius Park at the intersection of of Woodward Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Monroe Avenue, Fort Street and Cadillac Square. This spot is said to be where Union Forces from Michigan left to fight in the Civil War.

The bronze eagle statues located throughout the monument symbolize the United States weeping for the fallen soliders of the Civil War. The fours male statues on the second teir represent the Navy, Infantry, Calvary, and Artillery. The four women statues on the third tier represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Standing atop the 50-foot granite column lies the 15-foot tall "Michigania." Portrayed as an Amazon warrior, Michigania represents Michigan, pointing southward to the Confederate enemy.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 04/09/1872

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Michigan

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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