Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Saint Paul
Minnesota

John Ireland Boulevard / Summit Avenue

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

also known as the Josias R. King Monument, the Civil War Monument and the Soldier's Monument
John Karl Daniels
date?

Saint Paul /  Soldiers and Sailors Monument   Saint Paul /  Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Description

Cast iron statue on a 16 m high stone column.

Inscription(s)

erected through
the instrumentality of
the allied organizations
of the city of st. paul
grand army
of the republic
a.d. 1903
the statue represents
josias r. king
the first man to volunteer
in the first minnesota infantry
the first regiment
tendered the government
for the suppression
of the rebellion
the victories
they helped achieve
preserved the
UNION OF THE STATES
abolished
human slavery
established the
NATIONAL PRESTIGE
opened new avenues for the
development of man
and the
advancement of liberty
to perpetuate the memory of
the union soldiers and sailors
of the war of
1861 – 1865
their patriotism inspired
unquestioning devotion
their valor was attested
on hard-won battlefields
their suffering
and
sacrifice exalted
the glorious cause and
enabled the
splendid triumph
Relief showing a medal, circumscribed:

grand army of the republic
1861 veteran 1868

Annotation

Josias Ridgate King (Washington DC 1832 - Ramsey County 1916), farmer, a gold prospector, and a surveyor, moved to St. Paul in 1857

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 44°56'53" W 93°6'26"

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