Tuesday, March 30, 2010

May 30

May 30, 1892: The Soldiers' Monument commemorating civil war veterans is dedicated in Washington Park accompanied by a parade of 10,000 people. At the unveiling, speeches are made by U.S. President Benjamin Harrison, New York Governor Roswell Flower, and Frederick Douglas. The monument includes bronze statues of infantry, cavalry, marine, and artillery soldiers with a central figure of Abraham Lincoln.

References and Further Reading:
  1. History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York (1908); Peck, William F.; page 108
  2. American Presidency Project: Benjamin Harrison
Note: The date of this event has been corrected from March 30 to May 30, 1892.

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