Soldier's and Sailors Monument - Lewistown, Pa
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N 40° 35.846 W 077° 34.471
18T E 282155 N 4497255
Quick Description: Each side of this civil war monument is dedicated to a different branch of the military - Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2007 1:06:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TEG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 41

Long Description:
In this monument there is a stone from Lincoln's tomb, The ONLY stone ever taken from Lincoln's Tomb. Major R.B. Hoover was originally from mifflin county. He was the leader of the Lincoln memorial foundation and requested that a single stone be brought to mifflin county for this monument. The stone is 14" x 24".
Behind the stone is a glass jar with the names of Mifflin County soldiers who server in the civil war, a button & badge from the Grand Army of the Republic, the military records from the war, US Coins from the five years of the war, and a 1895 centennial medal.

The monument weighs 125 tons and is 64' 6" high, it is made of granite from Vermont. The four sides are designs that represent the four branches of the military at the time, Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery.
The first stone was laid on May 7, 1906 and was dedicated on June 21, 1906.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 05/07/1906

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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