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Soldiers and Sailors Monument


The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument was erected in downtown Indianapolis in 1902. It was originally designed to commemorate the Hoosiers in the Civil War but expanded to include soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War as well. In addition to the statue of Victory atop, the monument is surrounded by several famous sculptural groups. Over the years, the monument has become a symbol of the city and even the state of Indiana at large.


Monument type:

Obelisk

Artist:

Bruno Schmitz

Dedication Date:

5/15/1902

Address:

United States

Inscription:

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Conception Date:
4/1/1862
Opening Date:
Material:
Size:
0m x 0m x 86.72m
Creator:
Enos Hege and the Terre Haute Stone Works Company
Cost / Value:
Erected by:
Funded by:
the public and the state legislature
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Entry Contributor(s):
hx24@st-andrews.ac.uk