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Civil War Monument

  • Monument Park
  • 3 Fulton St. E
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 228-7209
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Created by Leon Conquard in 1885. Made of white bronze.

Take note of: the portraits of Lincoln, Grant, Farragut, and Garfield; famous quotes of Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, and Garfield; the first monument to recognize women's contributions to the Civil War. Dedicated in 1885, the monument's unveiling boasted a two-mile parade through downtown, which drew more than 3,000 veterans and 30,000 spectators. When the statue's original construction of white bronze turned a Confederate silver-gray, a local uproar led the monument to be painted a Union Blue.