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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Detroit

Standing resolutely in Detroit's Campus Martius is the 60-foot tall Soldiers and Sailors Monument honoring those from Michigan who gave their lives during the Civil War. One of Detroit's oldest pieces of public art, Randolph Rogers from Ann Arbor created it in 1872. On top rests a figure known as victory who wears a winged helmet and is carrying a shield and a sword. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

1 comment:

  1. Each of the soldiers and sailor represent a different arm of the military at the time. There is an infantryman, artilleryman and cavalryman. The main leader of the war are also represented...Grant, Lincoln, Farragut and I forget who else. It is a very cool monument. If you ever get the chance, you should check out the similar monument in INdianapolis.