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General Franz Sigel - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 38.596 W 090° 16.557
15S E 737079 N 4280711
Quick Description: The General Franz Sigel statue is located in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2009 9:28:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM7ZR1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Pfalzjim
Views: 7

Long Description:

The statue is the likeness of General Franz Sigel riding a horse. The General is uniformed and is holding binoculars in his hand. The horse is in a walk gait with all four hooves on the ground. The statue stands on a stone pedestal inscribed:

 (On north face of base:)

To Remind
Future Generations
Of The Heroism Of The
German-American Patriots
Of St. Louis and Vincinity
In The Civil War Of
1861 to 1865

General Franz Sigel

(On south side of base:)

Executed By
Robert Cauer
Sculptor
1906

General Sigel was a leader in the German revolution of 1848-49. He came to St. Louis to be an instructor at the German Institute. At the beginning of the Civil War, he organized a regiment of Union volunteers and ultimately became a major-general. The statue was funded by the Sigel Monument Association from contributions of German-Americans who wanted to commemorate the heroism of German-American patriots who served in the Civil War.

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