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Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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1872, Randolph Rogers. Campus Martius Park
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

Located some 150 feet south of its original site, this monumental Civil War memorial culminates in the personification of Michigan as an Indian queen. She stands atop a four-tiered composition on a granite base with bronze statues representing the Infantry, the Artillery, the Cavalry, and the Marines; allegorical figures of Victory, Union, Emancipation, and History; and medallions of Lincoln, Grant, Farragut, and Sherman. The John J. Bagley Memorial Fountain (1887, Henry Hobson Richardson; Cadillac Square Park immediately east of Campus Martius), provided for in the will of John Judson Bagley (1832–1881), who served as governor of Michigan in the 1870s, was moved from Campus Martius to Cadillac Square Park facing Campus Martius in 2007. Richardson based his design for the unpolished pink granite fountain on a small ciborium in St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice. The Bagley fountain offered from May through November a continuous flow of water cooled by ice held in the base of the fountain and discharged through four lions' heads.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Soldiers and Sailors Monument", [Detroit, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 64-64.

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