WRL-114: Town of Rhine Memorial Park Monument

© Photographed August 27, 2015
Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
43.8488826, -87.9659268
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In April 1867 the citizens of this township approved funds to erect this monument to their Civil War dead. It was dedicated July 4, 1868. 115 men from the Town of Rhine volunteered to serve their country in this great war. 23 never returned. Their names, rank, and the battle in which they lost their life, are inscribed on this monument.
Rhine Memorial Park is located at St. John German Evangelical Cemetery on eastbound County Highway Ff, just west of its intersection with Rhine Road / County Highway Ff, near W5385 County Road Ff, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020.
It's very sad to me that the brass eagle that was originally placed on this monument was stolen, as was one of the two cannons that were placed on either side of the monument (the other was placed in protective storage).

This marker and location are included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmarks program (1964-1973).

See also, Town of Rhine Civil War Memorial, also at this location.

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