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Lisbon, ND Civil War Monument

 

Photo by G.R. Streff, http://toyknights.blogspot.com/

Lisbon, ND Civil War Monument

One-hundred and fifty years ago, the U.S. was torn apart by the Civil War and the nation was changed forever by the tragedies of that conflict. The repercussions of the Civil War were widespread, and plenty of war veterans settled in North Dakota.

Those veterans who came to North Dakota became the first families and leaders of their communities.

Even though North Dakota did not exist back in 1861, there are several monuments in the state that serve as visible reminders of that epic
conflict.

North Dakotans today can visit Civil War monuments to experience a part of the legacy of the War Between the States.

Let's start in Lisbon, the location of the Old Soldiers Home, founded as a retirement home for ex-Civil War veterans.

Lisbon has a Soldiers Monument located in the middle of Oakwood Cemetery.

The stone soldier, standing six-feet-nine-inches tall, represents a bugler sounding "Taps." The solemn visage of this figure, dressed in the uniform of a regular Civil War soldier, faces south.

The Lisbon statue was the work of the Guido Brothers of Westerly, R.I. Authorized by the Rhode Island Legislature in 1903, the memorial to the soldiers and sailors of 1861-1865 was dedicated with dignified fanfare
on May 20, 1905.

The Lisbon soldier's statue weighs 10.5 tons and stands 24 feet tall.

  Steve Hoffbeck, ://www.greatplainsexaminer.com/2011/08/15/memorials-to-an-epic-conflict-stand-tall-across-the-state/

 

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