List of Union Civil War monuments and memorials

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This is a list of American Civil War monuments and memorials associated with the Union. Monuments and memorials are listed below alphabetically by state. States not listed have no known qualifying items for the list.

Washington, D.C.[edit]

Lincoln seated statue sculpted by Daniel Chester French "He saved the Union"
Pension Building frieze, Caspar Buberl sculptor, 1887

U.S. Currency[edit]

U.S. commemorative stamp, 1963

US military[edit]

Bases[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Schools[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Joseph Roswell Hawley

Schools[edit]

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

  • 2nd Regiment Infantry, U.S. Colored Troops Monument, Centennial Park, Fort Myers, dedicated in 2000[14]
  • Union Soldier's Memorial, Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, erected in 1891[15]
  • Forgotten Soldier Memorial, in honor of African-American soldiers, Bayview Park, Key West, unveiled February 16, 2016[16]
  • Obelisk at Clinton Square, Bayview Park, Key West, circa 1866[17]
  • Monument Park, Lynn Haven, dedicated in 1920[18]
  • G.A.R. Memorial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Miami, dedicated on April 12, 1939[19]
  • G.A.R. Monument, Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando[20]
  • G.A.R. Monument, Veterans Park, St. Cloud, erected in 2000[21]
  • Unknown Soldiers Monument, Mount Peace Cemetery, St. Cloud[22]
  • Union Monument, Greenwood Cemetery, St. Petersburg, erected in 1900[23]
  • Daughter of Union Veterans Monument, Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa[24]
  • In Memory of Our Union Veterans, Woodlawn Cemetery, Tampa[25]

Schools[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Schools[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Delphi, detail

Iowa[edit]

Schools[edit]

Kansas[edit]

According to Kansas Civil War Monuments (kcwmonumnets.com) there are 105 counties in Kansas and virtually all have a monument to Union soldiers of the Civil War. Many were funded by GAR posts or Sons of Union Civil War Veterans, today the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Monuments and memorials in Kansas include:

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

  • Monument to United States Colored Troops (1st and 3rd Mississippi Infantry, African Descent) at Vicksburg National Military Park. The inscription reads: "Commemorating the Service of the 1st and 3d Mississippi Infantry, African Descent and All Mississippians of African Descent Who Participated in the Vicksburg Campaign."
  • Monument to the 18th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Vicksburg National Military Park.
  • Monument to admiral David Farragut at Vicksburg National Military Park. Henry Hudson Kitson, sculptor
  • The Illinois Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park. Commemorating the 36,325 Illinois soldiers who participated in the Vicksburg Campaign and has 47 steps, one for every day Vicksburg was besieged.
  • Kentucky memorial composed of bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, both native Kentuckians, Vicksburg National Military Park.[32]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

Schools[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Schools[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Lincoln Elementary School in Eugene 1953 (converted from prior Woodrow Wilson Junior High School). School closed in 1987 and repurposed as Lincoln School Condominiums.

Pennsylvania[edit]

Schools[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

  • Fort Negley, Nashville. The Fort was built by Union forces after the capture of Nashville.[40]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Former[edit]

  • Huntington Union monument dedicated by Bailey Post of the G.A.R.. Formerly located at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Ninth St., it was scheduled to be moved to Ritter Park in 1915, but was subsequently lost.[49]

Scotland[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Clinton Square Historical Marker". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Monument Park". City of Lynn Haven. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
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  22. ^ "G.A.R. Monument, Mount Peace Cemetery". Florida Public Archaeology Network. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
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