Sedgwick County Memorial Hall and Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Built between 1912 and 1913, this monument pays tribute to Union soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War. The monument features Vermont granite with four bronze statues representing the four branches of the military-artillery, cavalry, infantry, and the navy. On the west side of the monument are the names of major battles as well as a medallion of the Woman's Relief Corps. The monument's base bears the inscription "The Union is Perpetual" and "Let us Have Peace," quotes from Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses Grant, respectively. At the top of the monument is a 14-foot statue of the Goddess of Liberty.
Backstory and Context
National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. September 30, 1998. http://www.kshs.org/resource/national_register/nominationsNRDB/Sedgwick_SedgwickCountyMemorialHallan...