Soliders and Sailors Monument by John K. Daniels

Soldiers and Sailors Monument by John K. DanielsSoldiers and Sailors Monument by John K. DanielsSoldiers and Sailors Monument by John K. DanielsSoldiers and Sailors Monument by John K. DanielsSoldiers and Sailors Monument by John K. DanielsSoldiers and Sailors Monument by John K. Daniels

This 53-foot-tall monument honors those who fought in the Civil War. At the top of the column is a figure of Josias R. King, the first man to volunteer for the first Minnesota infantry, which was the first regiment to volunteer for the Civil War. It was created by John K. Daniels in 1903. It’s also known as the Josias R. King Monument, the Civil War Monument and the Soldier’s Monument.

The victories
They helped achieve
Preserved the
Union of the States
Abolished
Human slavery
established the
National prestige
Opened new avenues for the
Development of man
and the
Advancement of liberty.

To perpetuate the memory of
The Union soliders and Sailors
of the war of
1861-1865
Their patriotism inspired
Unquestioning devotion
Their valor was attested
On hard-won battlefields
Their suffering
and
Sacrifice exalted
The glorious cause and
Ennobled the
Splendid triumph.

Erected through
The instrumentality of
The Allied organizations
of the City of St. Paul
Grand Army
of the Republic
A.D. 1903
The statue represents
Josias R. King
The first man to volunteer
In the fist Minnesota infantry
The first regiment
Tendered the government
For the suppression
Of the rebellion.

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