Albany’s Civil War Memorial in Washington Park Photo Tour


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On Tuesday I was up in Albany right after the city got a foot of snow. I headed over to lovely Washington Park to take a few shots of the Grand Army of the Republic’s memorial to the soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the Civil War.
 
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Officially called The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, the monument was dedicated during the 50th anniversary of the war in 1912. Two parades to the monument were held as part of a citywide celebration.

The monument is set in a beautiful park.

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The monument is oddly low key, given the enormous number of men New York state provided to the Union forces.

Compare with the grandiosity, for example, of the Soldiers & Sailors Arch in Brooklyn.
 

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The monument is oddly low key, given the enormous number of men New York state provided to the Union forces.

Compare with the grandiosity, for example, of the Soldiers & Sailors Arch in Brooklyn.
It is lower key and later than the Brooklyn monuments. Based on its location, it was meant to memorialize the city’s soldiers and sailors rather than the state’s.
 

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The city of Albany sent the following units to war:

Cos. C, D, F, G, I, 3rd Infantry
Cos. B, D-K, 7th Infantry
Cos. B, F, H, I, 18th Infantry
Co. D, 20th Infantry
Co. M, 25th Infantry
Cos. A-D, 43rd Infantry
Co. L, 61st Infantry
Co. K, 63rd Infantry
Cos. A-F, H-K, 91st Infantry
Co. B, 93rd Infantry
175th Infantry
177th Infantry
Co. G, 186th Infantry
Co. F, 15th Engineers
Co. M, 50th Engineers
Co. E, 1st Mounted Rifles
Cos. G-I, 2nd Cavalry
Cos. B, E, I, 2nd Veteran Cavalry
Co. D, 3rd Cavalry
Co. E, 6th Cavalry
Co. E, 7th Cavalry
Co. F, 9th Cavalry
Co. B, 12th Cavalry
Cos. G-I, 13th Cavalry
Co. F, 16th Cavalry
Cos. C, G, I, L, M, 18th Cavalry
Cos. G, K, M, 20th Cavalry
Battery M, 1st Light Artillery
11th Battery
12th Battery
Cos. B, D, 4th Heavy Artillery
Cos. A-G, I, K, 7th Heavy Artillery
Cos. A, C, E, I, 13th Heavy Artillery
Co. C, 14th Heavy Artillery
Cos. A-C, E, F, 16th Heavy Artillery

Ryan
 

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The street next to the monument looks much as it did when the memorial was erected.
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I grew up outside of Albany and there are neighborhoods in a lot of towns that look like that. I was born in Troy and spent some of my formative years in East Greenbush before moving to Balston Spa (birthplace of Abner Doubleday).

Ryan
 

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The city of Albany sent the following units to war:

Cos. C, D, F, G, I, 3rd Infantry
Cos. B, D-K, 7th Infantry
Cos. B, F, H, I, 18th Infantry
Co. D, 20th Infantry
Co. M, 25th Infantry
Cos. A-D, 43rd Infantry
Co. L, 61st Infantry
Co. K, 63rd Infantry
Cos. A-F, H-K, 91st Infantry
Co. B, 93rd Infantry
175th Infantry
177th Infantry
Co. G, 186th Infantry
Co. F, 15th Engineers
Co. M, 50th Engineers
Co. E, 1st Mounted Rifles
Cos. G-I, 2nd Cavalry
Cos. B, E, I, 2nd Veteran Cavalry
Co. D, 3rd Cavalry
Co. E, 6th Cavalry
Co. E, 7th Cavalry
Co. F, 9th Cavalry
Co. B, 12th Cavalry
Cos. G-I, 13th Cavalry
Co. F, 16th Cavalry
Cos. C, G, I, L, M, 18th Cavalry
Cos. G, K, M, 20th Cavalry
Battery M, 1st Light Artillery
11th Battery
12th Battery
Cos. B, D, 4th Heavy Artillery
Cos. A-G, I, K, 7th Heavy Artillery
Cos. A, C, E, I, 13th Heavy Artillery
Co. C, 14th Heavy Artillery
Cos. A-C, E, F, 16th Heavy Artillery

Ryan
Thanks for adding that Ryan.
 

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