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On the grounds of the Monroe County courthouse grounds is a very large monument topped by a Civil War soldier. The original memorial was dedicated by members of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) and dedicated to the soldiers who served in all wars from Monroe County. There are relief sculptures spaced between the flat engraved sections honoring each war. On one of the four sides is etched "The Spanish American War 1898-1902" but the rest of the etching has worn away. On another side one can barely read the inscription honoring those who served in World War I and the phrase seems to read "1917-1918 For God and Country Gave Themselves That Right and Justiceā€¦." The last part is too worn away to be read. And finally is engraved Mexican War 1847. The marker dominates one corner of the grounds but the etchings have been heavily worn down.

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