Civil War Monument: Delavan, WI
Dedicated in 1870 to honor Delavan's troops who died in the War of Rebellion. http//delavanmonument.com/
Recently cleaned, the Civil War monument in Spring Grove Cemetery has survived 143 years of harsh conditions. The goal of the restoration committee is to complete repairs and replace broken concrete within the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The unique star-shaped walkways compliment the marble sculpture which was hand carved here in Delavan Wisconsin. This local landmark has been the focal point of Memorial Day ever since its dedication in 1870.
While researching a memorial project for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Ken Wargo discovered the existing memorial was black with mold and in severe need of repairs. " How can we propose a new memorial if we can't take care of the one we already have." said Wargo.
The star shaped walkways represent the Grand Army of the Republic and are extremely fragile. Unfortunately the cracks and a century of overgrowth have taken a toll so that replacement walkways are the only option. Underneath a foot of soil, an inscription by Mrs. Susan Aram was discovered indicating sometime between 1870 and 1906, the star was created by her intentional design.
In 2012 the restoration committee was formed to preserve and restore this monument. The members of this committee are committed to preserving this chapter of Delavan's history and passing the torch to future generations to come. September 11, 2012 marked the 1 year anniversary of the restoration project. Please take a few moments to watch our film below, dedicated to our Delavan casualties of war.
501 (c)3 Donations are accepted by:
The Delavan Historical Society:
PO BOX 268
DELAVAN, WI 53115
Attention Civil War Monument.
For more information contact Ken Wargo (262) 215-9890