Friday, January 21, 2011

DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CIVIL WAR STATUE?

This Civil War Statue stands in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, IL. We are trying to gather more information regarding the Statue. Please contact the Tazewell County Museum with anything you may know about the Statue. On the back of the photo there is this inscription: The Soldiers Monument in Lakeside Cemetery was dedicated May 30, 1905. The inscription reads, "In memory of our soldiers of Pekin, Illinois. Erected by W.R.C. #236." The Woman's Relief Corps #236 met the second and fourth Friday afternoons each month at the G.A.R. Hall, 616 Court Street. The memorial statue honoring local Civil War soldiers still stands in good repair. This is one of a series of souvenir cards distributed by Ferd C. Pauley.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the new website so far!

Linda Jean Limes Ellis said...

Hello. I will be sending an email to your museum as I believe I have a post card of your Lakeside Cemetery where the statute can be easily seen. It is dated 1922. No writing or publisher on the reverse side, however.