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Work began on this New York City monument in 1893 when the country was experiencing a wave of nostalgia for the Civil War. Designed after the Ancient Greek Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, the monument was built to commemorate Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the American Civil War. On Memorial Day of 1902 it was officially dedicated with President Theodore Roosevelt officiating.

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