Cleveland has it’s Civil War connections. Besides the many soldiers it supplied for the war there are other things to note. As previously mentioned, there is that beautiful Abraham Lincoln statue downtown:
It’s where Civil War General and U.S. President James Garfield is buried. In the same cemetery (Lake View) are many other Civil War soldiers. Also, it’s where John Hay-Secretary to President Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest. Even Lincoln’s funeral train made a stop in Cleveland!
Not far from the Lincoln statue, however, is the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument. I’ve never seen a monument of it’s kind. It is well worth the trip to Cleveland just to see it. It was redone several years ago. Here are some of the photos I took at the site:
When I arrived at the monument it was about ten minutes after four o’clock in the afternoon. I didn’t know that in this monument vistors can also go inside it! I was ten minutes too late. My friend Dave Wiegers has photographed both the standing Lincoln statue and the Lincoln reliefs inside the Soldier’s & Sailor’s Monument. Please follow this link to view the pics: http://dbwiegers.zenfolio.com/p827339399
As I was walking around in downtown Cleveland, I came across the “Lincoln Building.” I have no knowledge of it’s history but was fascinated by it for it’s name:
The life-long quest for all things Lincoln continues!Mail this post