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Delaware Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Wilmington, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 39° 45.309 W 075° 33.578
18S E 452059 N 4400731
Quick Description: This monument is dedicated to Delaware's Soldiers and Sailors who gave of their lives in defense of their country.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 2/7/2011 6:28:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMAP8X
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:

53. SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MONUMENT, in the triangle formed by Delaware Ave., W. 14th, and N. Broom Sts., is a tall marble column in memory of Delaware's dead in the Civil War. The shaft is one of the columns of the Pennsylvania Bank Building, Philadelphia, razed in 1868. Sale of this monument was threatened by the sheriff after its unveiling in 1871 because a construction debt remained unpaid. Eli Crozier, known as "We The People" from his newspaper nom-de-plume, came to the rescue and raised sufficient money to release the monument.

--- Delaware, A Guide to the First State, 1938


The monument reads:

(Front)

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
MONUMENT

IN COMMEMORATION OF DELAWARE'S
PATRIOTIC DEAD WHO SACRIFICES
THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE REBELLION OF 1861 - 65
(Back)

THE THANKS OF THE
MONUMENT ASSOCIATION
ARE EXTENDED TO ELI CROZIER
FOR VALUABLE SERVICES RENDERED
IN THE COMPLETION OF THIS MONUMENT.

Today the monument can be found on a triangular block surrounded by Delaware Avenue, 14th Street and North Broom Street. Parking is available on Delaware Avenue.

Book: Delaware

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 313

Year Originally Published: 1938

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