Boy in Blue
Blue Earth County Civil War Memorial Project
Copyright 2015 © Boy in Blue Memorial Project
Join the effort to restore the
Boy in Blue Civil War memorial
to Mankato’s historic Lincoln Park.
"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."
Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. The water has been turned off and the memorial winterized for the season.
Although the Boy in Blue Memorial has been dedicated, there is still work to be done and funds to be raised! The black granite panels that will surround the pool base have not been installed as funds need to be raised to pay for the engravings. These panels will have the names of the enlisted men from Blue Earth County engraved on them. The project committee is offering the "Adopt a Veteran" campaign to raise the funds for these engravings. Click on this link to see how you can "Adopt a Veteran". Our goal is to raise the funds needed to install these panels in the spring of 2016 when the water will flow for the season.
Engraved pavers continue to be sold, as well as the "Adopt a Veteran" engravings. Pavers ordered over the winter will not be laid until May, 2016.
See pictures and follow our progress on our facebook page!
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.
Boy in Blue monument and fountain in Lincoln Park