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Soldiers Memorials

Galena & Stephenson Streets, Freeport, IL 61032

Historic Sites

The 83 feet high Civil War Soldiers Monument on the southwest corner was dedicated in 1871 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Civil War Soldiers Monument, on the southwest corner of the Stephenson County Courthouse, is inscribed with the names of those soldiers from Stephenson County who lost their lives in the Civil War. On the southeast corner is the Stephenson County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial, which is a bronze statue of a full-sized M-16 with a bayonet stuck in the ground and a helmet on top.

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