Southwestern Indiana Civil War Monuments
I recently completed minor pages on the history of several Civil War monuments in Southwestern Indiana:
- Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Jasper, Indiana
- Gibson County Civil War Memorial
- Gibson County Civil War Honor Roll Memorial
- Posey County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
The Jasper monument is particularly interesting because it is one of the rare Union memorials erected in part by a veteran of the Confederate army. After serving for a period with the Confederate army, John Gramelspacher fled and would go on to serve in the Union army. He was even admitted as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Also of note is the Gibson County Civil War Honor Roll Memorial. This was the first regimental monument erected in Indiana in memory of soldiers of the Civil War. Moreover, it claims to be the only monument in Indiana, or in the United States, that was erected and dedicated by any regiment in honor of its dead while that regiment was still in the service.