Illinois Memorial


This is the memorial to soldiers from Illinois who gave their lives during the US Civil War. I think Illinois must have lost the most men as they have the biggest monument inside the National Military Park in Vicksburg. This memorial was dedicated in 1906.

I'll be showing you different scenes from the park all week, including the USS Cairo - an old Ironsides!

12 comments:

Olivier said...

un tres beau temple avec cet aigle au dessus

B SQUARED said...

Jefferson would love this building.

Lois said...

It sure is impressive! I really like the gold against the blue sky.

Kaori said...

Wow, is that a golden eagle? Like Lois, it really does look impressive! Beautiful shot!

Jack said...

I like the way you show this from below looking up. The upward thrust emphasizes the dignity.

cieldequimper said...

J'aime bien le commentaire de BSquared.

Quelle boucherie cette guerre civile... Ici j'aime bien ce soaring eagle. (Tu vois, je parle franglais parce que je n'arrive pas à parler français !)

cieldequimper said...

P.S. : word verification: gutchop. Eh ben, du coup j'ai plus faim !

VP said...

This is a very interesting series...

Leif Hagen said...

Those monuments are so important and I love the architecture!

MaCoBra said...

Interesting! Since a young boy I have had an interest in the civil war era of the U.S. I am looking forward to your postings!

Funny remark about the bathtub gin... :) We indeed had gin tonic as a starter..

Jim Klenke said...

Thats a lot of steps.

JM said...

It's beautiful and I like the golden eagle on top.