Civil War Memorial at St. Boniface Cemetery - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 58.280 W 087° 40.045
16T E 444700 N 4646809
Civil War Union soldier atop a granite base, with inscriptions in German.
Waymark Code: WMDCAK
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
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German Inscription on south side over the shield:
"Zum andenken An Die Heldenmuthige Theilnahme Der Deutschen An Der Vertheidigung Des Neuen Vaterlandes Im Amerikanischen Burgerkriege 1861 - 65"

English translation:
"In memory of the heroic Germans who took part in the defense of the new fatherland in the American Civil War 1861 - 65."

A list of officers and members of the Union Soldiers Monument and Memorial Association grace the east side.

St. Boniface was the first German Catholic Cemetery in the city, established during the Civil War in 1863.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 05/20/1887

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Union Soldiers Monument and Memorial Association

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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