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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." 

Next Fundraising Event:
Dramatic Play - April 24-26, 2015. Click here for details.​

Ongoing Fundraisers: 
Engraved Paver Stones & Adopt a Veteran
Details found on Donate page

Progress Report

Construction on the memorial will continue as soon as weather permits in the spring. The statue of the "Boy in Blue" soldier that will stand on top of the pedestal bowl is scheduled to be completed in March, 2015. 

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. To have your engraved paver finished and laid in time for the dedication ceremony, please get your orders in soon. All funds raised will be used for the memorial maintenance fund.

A grand dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015. Watch for details.

See more pictures and follow our progress on our facebook page!

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