Beloit City, Mitchell County
(northeast of town center)
Type: Granite Soldier Statue
A Granite soldier statue, with the soldier at parade rest, is mounted on a square granite column. Around the top of the column are carved emblems representing the GAR Badge, soldiers accoutrements, crossed swords with a victory wreath, and crossed rifles.
Inscribed on the column are "Dedicated May 30, 1923".
"Erected In Honor Of ~ The Defenders Of ~ The Union
1861-1865 ~ By The Patriotic ~ Citizens Of ~ Beloit And
Community ~ Under The Auspices ~ Of The ~ Womans Relief
Corps ~ No. 52 Dept. Of Kansas ~ Auxiliary To The ~
Grand Army Of The Republic".
"Fraternity ~ Charity ~ Loyalty".
Granite plaques, mounted in front of the statue are
engraved: "Yonder Stands The Bulwark ~ Of The Nation, The
Private Soldier ~ He Was The Sunshine And The Heart ~ Of
The Cause He Loved And He Saved ~ His Country. Forget Him
Not ~ R.D.Heath Commander ~ G.A.R. Post 147 Beloit ~ May
"Soldier's Square Memorial ~ Dedicated May 30, 1913 ~
Constructed ~ Under The Auspices Of ~ Beloit W.R.C. # 52
And ~ Livermore Circle #66 L.G.A.R.".
"Renovated 1995-1998 ~ Re-Dedicated April 25, 1998 ~
Under The Auspices Of ~ Dean K. Speaks - Commander ~ Dept.
Of Kansas ~ Sons Of Union Veterans ~ Of The Civil War ~
Ercelle E. Speaks ~ Past National President ~ Ladies Of The
Grand Army ~ Of The Republic".
"When I Am Gone, I Hope It Can Be ~ Said Of Me That
I Plucked A Thistle ~ And Planted A Flower Wherever ~ I
Thought A Flower Would Grow - Abraham Lincoln.
DE McGovern March 18, 2006
SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed