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Logan Monument

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The Logan monument, which is to be unveiled at Chicago with elabórate ceremonies July 22, will be a memorial to the soldier statesman. The equestrian bronze statue will rest upon a granite pedestal surmounting a huge oval mound, within which will be constructed crypts for the reception of the bodies of the dead soldier and his widow when she too shall have passed away. This mound will be 200 feet in length and 150 feet wide, sloping gradually upward 18 feet from the ground, vrith a flat surface at its top 24x33 feet. ►Vround the edge will be a stone coping bordering a five-foot walk which will encircle the pedestal. The latter will be four feet high and the statue will rise feet above, making the total beight of the monument above the ground 44 feet. The figure of Logan will be nine feet high. The design shows the general as he appeared when he dashed to the front with a regimental Standard grasped in his left hand, to assume command of the Army of theTennessee upon the death of Gen. McPherson before Atlanta. The crypt wil] be sealed, and the only mode of access will be through a trap sunk in the graveled walk on the top of the artificial mound surrounding the base of the statue. On the sides and ends of the pedestal will be inscribed the battles in ivhick Gen. Logan fought. The dates of his birth and death will be as follows: Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, Born In : : Illinois, Feb. 9, 1826, and Died in : : Washington, D. C, Dec. 26, 1SS6. : The monument will be placed in the Lake Front park at the foot of Eldridge court.


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Ann Arbor Courier