Wisconsin's Civil War Memorials
Cutler Park, Waukesha

A parade and dedication ceremonies for Waukesha's soldiers monument were held on September 20, 1911. The 28th Wisconsin Infantry Association, which held its annual reunion to coincide with the event, also attended. A commemorative medal was struck and given to attendees. Interestingly, the movement for the erection of the monument started in 1887. The monument, made of Vermont granite, cost $3,800, which was raised by private subscription under the initiative of the Waukesha's William B. Cushing GAR Post #19. Located in front of the Waukesha city library, in the center of Cutler Park, near the intersection of Park Avenue and Maple Street.

The 28th Wisconsin regimental reunion in 1911.

The inscription reads:
in honor of
the men
who faithfully
served our country
in the War for the Union
1861 - 1865"
Base of the monument
1919 postcard featuring the monument

This postcard from 1919 featured Cutler Park and the Soldier's Monument.

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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