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G.A.R. Monument - Fargo, N.D.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O
N 46° 52.362 W 096° 47.294
14T E 668547 N 5193392
Quick Description: This Civil War monument is a little more than a block south of Main in Island Park.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2018 5:08:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMZRTX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 2

Long Description:
Main column inscription

“In memory of our comrades;
To the Dead a Tribute,
To the Living a Memory,
To Posterity An Inspiration.”

According to Hoffbeck, Steve. “Dakota Datebook.” Civil War Soldiers Monument Day, April 27, 2015. (visit link)

Fargo attorney Smith Stimmel of Ohio was drafted into the military at age 20 during the Civil War and was appointed to the Union Light Guard and assigned to The White House. From December of 1863 until April 14, 1865, the day of the shooting, Stimmel was a bodyguard to President Lincoln.
Following Lincoln’s assassination, Stimmel returned home to attend Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating in 1869. He practiced law, married, and was mayor of Carthage, Ohio before moving to Fargo in the 1880’s.
Stimmel was active in the Grand Army of the Republic was part of the effort, beginning in 1915 to create and install this veteran's statue in Fargo's first park.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1916

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Grand Army of the Republic

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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