Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument was erected by the U.S. Government in 1912 to commemorate the Confederate prisoners who died in Camp Morton. It was originally placed at Greenlawn Cemetery, where 1,616 soldiers were buried, but was later moved near Garfield Park following the closure of the previous location. The monument was once attacked in 2017 when a man vandalized it with a hammer. A fence now surrounds the monument to protect it against similar actions.
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0m x 6.1m x 11m
Cost / Value:
The U.S. federal government
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