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Boy in Blue 

Blue Earth County Civil War Memorial Project
Copyright 2015 © Boy in Blue Memorial Project
Mankato, MN

Join the effort to restore the 
Boy in Blue Civil War memorial 
to Mankato’s historic Lincoln Park.





Mission Statement:

"To rebuild and erect the 'Boy in Blue' monument 
in Lincoln Park that honored the courage, sacrifice, dedication and patriotism of the Blue Earth County, 
Minnesota Volunteer Soldier 1861 - 1865." 



                                                                ​With Appreciation
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                                                                         We are grateful to everyone                                                                            who volunteered their time                                                                              and talents to make the                                                                             dedication celebration on 
                                                    May 30, 2015 a
                                                      memorable one! 

                                                                         Thank you to all who                                                                                       attended the dedication                                                                                   ceremony on May 30th and                                                                             who have supported and                                                                         continue to support this
                                       effort. 

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Progress Report

Construction on the memorial will begin again the week of April 27, 2015. The fountain equipment, the cast iron pedestal and pavers will be installed.

The project recently received a generous donation which will allow us to complete the memorial during the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial! We are truly grateful to all who have and continue to donate and volunteer. 

Engraved pavers continue to be sold, as well as the "Adopt a Veteran" engravings. All funds raised will be used for the memorial maintenance fund.

See pictures and follow our progress on our facebook page!

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Boy in Blue monument and fountain in Lincoln Park
ca. 1909