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This category is for monuments and memorials erected to honor those who fought in the American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. Photos are required for new waymarks and visits to existing waymarks. At least one of the photos must be a tight shot of the entire monument, top to bottom, taken from the front. Additional photos are welcome. Click on "show additional information" below to review photo and naming requirements prior to submitting waymark
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Following the end of the Civil War in 1865 a number of monuments were erected to honor those who fought and/or died in the war.

In the North, many monuments were installed shortly after the war, either by individual states, counties or members of companies and battalions who fought in the war.

In the South, in many cases, it was almost impossible to erect Confederate memorials or monuments. The Confederate States of America had been "the enemy" and the Reconstruction governments would not permit them. Regardless, the economy of the South had been destroyed by four years of war and funds weren't available for monuments. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, a movement began in the South to create permanent memorials and monuments to Southern soldiers who fought in the War Between the States. Today, most state capitols and a substantial number of counties in the South have installed monuments to accompany those already built in the North. (Even California and Oregon have Civil War monuments.)

Many states, both North and South have built monuments at major battlefields as well.

This category will accept most Civil War Monuments or Memorials as long as it is not a memorial to an individual.

Instructions for Posting a American Civil War Monuments and Memorials Waymark:

1) Please give the basic name of the memorial or monument you are recording. Something like "Confederate Soldier's Memorial, Atlanta, Georgia" or "Civil War Monument, Boston, Massachusetts". These are memorials, so simple, basic titles are appropriate. The city and state must be in the title.

Titles should be factual and must contain the monument name and the city it is located in only. Often, a webpage can be found on memorials and monuments that provides the correct and true name of a monument. Historic societies are good sources for information as well. We encourage such research. Waymark titles that contain anything else but the actual monument name and the city where it is located will be declined by the group.

2) Civil War monuments and memorials must be general in nature. This category isn't designed for memorials to individual soldiers or officers. Waymarks should be those memorials placed to honor soldiers of a particular state, county or military unit or the Union or Confederate Armies as a whole.

3) Waymarks must be accompanied by at least one photo taken by the person who has visited the monument with the purpose of submitting a new waymark. This should be a clean photo, i.e. no GPS in the shot and must show the entire monument, top to bottom, from the front of the monument. Daytime photos only. Old vacation photos or scans from books or magazines or the Internet are not permitted.

4) If the memorial or monument contains detailed inscriptions, please take a close up photo or photos of the inscription or inscriptions and post. Copy the text from the marker and include it in the waymark long description.  Enter the text in the format and text arrangement as it on the monument.  Long lists of names do not need to be entered however other text on the monument should be entered in the long description.

5) Proper GPS coordinate are mandatory and directions on reaching the memorial or monument will be appreciated.

6) The date the monument was erected must be noted. (Most memorials and monuments are dated somewhere [often on the rear] or such information can be found on the Internet.) Only in cases where the monument is truly undated may you enter an estimated date.

7) The government entity or private organization that placed the monument should be noted (if such information is available). Again, this can often be found on the actual structure.

8) Please indicate whether this is a monument or memorial to The Union, The Confederacy or a general Civil War monument.

9) Additional information on the monument or memorial is encouraged. The Internet or local historic societies or museums can also be a good source of information on monuments.

Please note: Private monuments designed to promote racial disharmony or those in poor taste will not be permitted in this category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To log a visit, a waymarker must visit the monument or memorial in person and post a photo. Personal observations and comments will be appreciated.

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBattle of Rader's Farm Memorial – Joplin, Missouri

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Small Civil War Memorial located at the Joplin Museum Complex at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/24/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCivil War Army Nurses Memorial - Boston, MA

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This Memorial is located inside the Massachusetts State House

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 6/29/2010

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials19th Ohio Infantry Regiment Detachment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park

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This monument to the 19th Ohio Infantry Regiment is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road. It marks their location on Sept 20, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials17th Ohio Infantry Regiment Detachment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park

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This monument to the 17th Ohio Infantry Regiment is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road. It marks their location on Sept 20, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsStanley’s Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield

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The Stanley’s Brigade tablet is located on Snodgrass Hill on Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, afternoon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBeatty's Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield

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The Samuel Beatty's Brigade tablet is located on Snodgrass Hill on Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, afternoon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsConnell’s Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield

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The Connell’s Brigade tablet is located on Snodgrass Hill on Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, at noon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCivil War Casualties: burial site ~ Concordia, MO

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Germans killed by the Southern soldiers and guerrillas in this area. The same thing happened to Germans against slavery in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsFirst Shot Monument - Battle of Gettysburg, PA

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A monument marking the location of the first shot fired during the battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/20/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials27th Pennsylvania Regiment - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several monuments to the Battle of Gettysburg found along Coster Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsJones's Artillery Battalion - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several monuments along Jones Battalion Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCarrington's Battery - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several markers describing the battle events occurring here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsGarber's Battery - Gettysburg, PA

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One of a few markers describing the events that occurred here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsTanner's Battery - Jones' Battalion - Gettysburg, PA

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One of a few markers describing the war events that unfolded here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsCoster's Brigade - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several monuments to the Battle of Gettysburg along Coster Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials154th New York Infantry - Gettysburg, PA

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One of several monuments along Coster Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials134th Regiment New York Infantry - Gettysburg, PA

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A plaque describing the events of July 1st 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsGreen's Battery - Jones Battalion - GMNP

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One of several monuments along Jones Battalion Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsGreen's Battery - Louisiana Guard - Gettysburg, PA

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One of many markers denoting the happenings at the Battle of Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsMassacre Site - Central Park - Concordia, MO

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This town was known as "Freedom, MO" back then. Populated by German Protestants who understood persecution from their home land. Re-named Concordia after the Civil War because they believed new hope for concord between North and South existed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/19/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials10th NY Cavalry Monument - Gettysburg, PA

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One of many monuments notating the events in 1863 at this Civil War Battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and Memorials2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomic

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A position where the Union fought the Confederates on July 3rd, 1863. One of many plaques about the Battle of Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2015

last visited: 4/18/2015

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsNational Flags - Confederate States of America - Higginsville, MO

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The 3 flags of the Confederate States of America

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/16/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBattle Flags - Confederate States of America - Higginsville, MO

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So, you are among the millions that think the "Stars & Bars" is the Confederate Flag; the one shown as default photo.....you are so wrong, see inside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/16/2015

last visited: never

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American Civil War Monuments and MemorialsBattle of Carthage Memorial – Carthage, Missouri

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Memorial honoring the soldiers from both the Union and Confederacy who fought the Battle of Carthage, located on the grounds of the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/12/2015

last visited: never

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