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Union Soldier monument

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Hidden : 2/6/2004
In Florida, United States
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

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Union veterans founded Lynn Haven. W.H Lynn, editor of the G.A.R. National Tribune was the driving force in promoting the town. The W.H. Lynn company donated several lots between 8th and 9th Streets and Georgia Ave. to the Ladies Auxiliary of the G.A.R. A hall was soon erected. Once the hall was in place Union veterans, lead by Lynn Haven Mayor W.H. Krape began planning a memorial to all Union veterans. The hall was destroyed by fire in 1916 but work on the memorial continued. Members donated a small portion of their pensions monthly to the project, and, by 1920 enough money had been raised for construction. The Mullins Company in Salem, Ohio was selected to create a statue of a Union soldier holding a musket. The finished statue was delivered in the same year. He was placed on a pedestal - forty feet above the ground - facing north.

This monument is the only one south of the Mason-Dixon Line honoring a Union soldier. It has been featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

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