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Boy in Blue 

Blue Earth County Civil War Memorial Project
Copyright 2017 © Boy in Blue Memorial Project
Mankato, MN

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

Our 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." 


Civil War Symposium - March 25, 2017
Click here for more details.


​​Progress Report

Although the Boy in Blue Memorial has been dedicated, there are still funds to be raised!

The black granite panels have been installed. These have the names of the 682 enlisted men from Blue Earth County engraved on them. The project committee is offering the "Adopt a Veteran" campaign to raise the funds for the engravings on the black granite panels. Click on this link to see how you can "Adopt a Veteran".  

Engraved pavers continue to be sold, as well as the "Adopt a Veteran" engravings. Pavers ordered over the winter will be installed in the spring. 

See pictures and follow our progress on our facebook page.
Boy in Blue monument and fountain in Lincoln Park
ca. 1909
Boy in Blue monument and fountain in historic Lincoln Park at the dedication May, 30, 2015.