Limited What is the 'best' soldiers and sailors monument in your state?

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Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Forum Host
Aug 25, 2012
Living in Michigan I want to say the one in Detroit. However, it is kind of busy and there are others in Michigan that one could consider more attractive or better. I do understand 'best" is subjective.


First Sergeant
Jun 18, 2018
I always favored the one I found in Lockbourne, Ohio.

It is the headstone of a Union soldier, facing North.
You know I need to get out more. Had never heard of Lockbourne to my recollection and I live in Hamilton.


Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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Feb 20, 2005
Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
You know I need to get out more. Had never heard of Lockbourne to my recollection and I live in Hamilton.

Little, little, town South of Columbus, Ohio.

I went to church there and even lived there for a while. Has a population of about 150, and it's major industry is religion, as it used to have five churches all of different denominations. The population of the town increased to about triple it's number during Sunday services.


Jul 28, 2015
New York City

Soldiers and Sailors Monument; New York City​

"This temple-like monument located on a promontory along Riverside Drive at West 89th Street commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. An elegant example of the City Beautiful movement, it was designed by the Stoughton brothers, engineer Charles W. (1860–1944) and architect Arthur A. Stoughton (1867–1955), who won a public competition with a design inspired by Greek antiquity. It was designated a municipal landmark in 1976.

A cylindrical form of white marble with 12 Corinthian columns, it is capped with richly carved ornament of eagles and cartouches. The design was based upon the ancient Choragic monument of Lysicrates (4th c. BC) in Athens, an iconic form used during the Greek Revival in 19th century America. Standing at 100 feet, it is larger in scale than the relic it imitates. The plinths that stand atop the south stair list the New York volunteer regiments that served during the war, as well as the Union generals and the battles they led. The ornament was sculpted by Paul E. Duboy (better known for his work on the Ansonia).

Commissioned by the State of New York in 1893, the competition was held in 1897 and the first stone was laid in January 1900, with Governor Theodore Roosevelt officiating. On Memorial Day 1902 (then called ‘Decoration Day’), the monument was unveiled following a parade of Civil War veterans up Riverside Drive to the site."
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