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Collection Civil War Monument
Catalog Number 2264
Title Battell Park's Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Description Photograph of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument that is in Battell Park, Mishawaka, Indiana.
The monument was unveiled on Sept 18,1884.
It is made of white bronze and stands 32 feet high, with a base of 10 feet.square.

Each of the four sides of the base names a battle. Shiloh is on the east side, Mobile is on the north side, Chickamauga is on the west side, and Vicksburg is on the south side. On all four sides of the monument are representation of army corps badges.

According to the "Mishawaka Enterprise", Sept 19,1884. The statue was "modeled from a photograph of comrade John Boyd of Houghton Post No.128 G.A.R." The monument was described as having a relief of a cavalry man on the east side and below it is the medallion of Garfield. Below the medallion is an inscription that the newspaper described as being "Garfield's sentiment" and below it "Jackson's motto". The west side has a G.A.R. badge in relief,below it is the medallion of Lincoln and below it is the inscription of the memorial to the Civil War veterans. The north side has a sailor leaning on an anchor, below it is a medallion of David G.Farragut and below this is a listing of battles.The south side has representation of flags, drums and other army insigmas. Below this is the medallion of Gen. Grant and below the medallion is more listings of battles.
Date Sept. 18,1884
Photographer L.A. Smith
Print size 41/2" x 61/2"
Search Terms Civil War
Civil War Battles
Monuments
Memorials
Battell Park
Mishawaka, Indiana
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