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General Franz Sigel
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 38.596 W 090° 16.557
15S E 737079 N 4280711
Quick Description: Statue of German-born General Franz Sigel. Statue is located in St Louis's Forest Park.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2006 1:10:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMB6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dh2000dh
Views: 35

Long Description:
The statue was erected in 1906, is designed by sculptor Robert Cauer. 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.
Union or Confederacy: Union - North

General's Name: General Franz Sigel

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