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  • Favorite Civil War monuments

    From the November/December 2007 issue of Civil War Times:

    What is your favorite Civil War monument or sculpture?

  • #2
    The Meade Pyramid at Fredericksburg, built by Confederate veterans after the war to honor Meade and his division and their advance against long odds there.

    Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
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    • #3
      I've always been particularly fond of the statue of General John Buford located on the first day's battlefield at Gettysburg. It's probably my all-time favorite, in part because it's such an accurate depiction of Buford.

      Eric
      "If you want to have some fun, jine the cavalry"

      Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart

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      • #4
        I would have to say the spot where Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address, situated by the soldiers national monument. To be there and get a sense of what occurred around you is something special.
        Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
        Mark Twain [Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1885]

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        • #5
          Of all the CW battlefields I've visited, Gettysburg is far and away my favorite. One of the reasons is the monuments.
          The one that affects me most is the 1st Minnesota's advancing soldier and its narrative of this westen regiment in the Army of the Potomac.
          OK, I'm a "hometown boy" I confess a predjudice.
          Minnesota provided only 11 regiments of infantry & needed to keep some of them home to fight our own little civil war with the Dakota in 1862 and beyond. My great-greatgrandfather served with the 4th MVI, he left home wondering is his farm & family would be swallowed up in the local conflict. The boys in gray were not the only ones with that concern, you see.
          So all the Minnesota monuments spread from central Minnesota to Georgia are special to me.
          Richard

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          • #6
            Please post photos of the monuments you like. If you like them, they're worth sharing!
            Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
            Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


            "Never pet a burning dog."

            RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
            http://www.mormon.org
            http://www.sca.org
            http://www.scv.org/
            http://www.scouting.org/

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            • #7
              For me, non battlefield monuments:
              Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, and the Lincoln Memorial are great.

              As far as battlefield? I thought the sunken road at Antietam was very powerful (bloody lane). All the monuments around it are nice, but I like this one:

              http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9gnMiZAQy...od_photo33.htm
              Just like children sleeping, we can dream this night away... ~NY

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