Remembering the Revolutionary War in Milwaukee

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George Washington Statue on Wisconsin Avenue.

When compared to the Civil War, memory of the American Revolution is a little more difficult to come by these days. But this July 4th, my family’s mission is to see where the Revolution is remembered around Milwaukee. Indeed, they are cursed with a husband/father as a history teacher. We will visit the Milwaukee County War Memorial Building on Lake Michigan to see memorials to a couple of veterans of the Revolution. One veteran in particular, George Dill, Sr. (1759-after
1845) has my boys intrigued as he began the war as a fancy-pants Hessian soldier, and then switched sides to a German speaking American unit. This link has information on Dill and other Revolutionary War veterans buried in WI including some interesting information why these veterans ventured out west to Wisconsin. We will also take a short drive around the city to LaFayette Hill and other places to see statues dedicated to this war. I will post the results below.

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Other Local Revolutionary War Sites/History (not visited):

How is the Revolution remembered where you live?

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Here is GW as a part of a excellent collection of carved wooden soldiers at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.

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Here is the Von Steuben Monument located at the intersection of West Lisbon Avenue, Lloyd Street, and North Sherman Boulevard.

The kids in front of the 3 Revolutionary War Plaues at the War Memorial Center.

The kids in front of the 3 Revolutionary War Plaques at the War Memorial Center. The 4th is the one day they can were their Brady jerseys.

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