View Full Version : 32nd Indiana Monument To Get a Replacement

12-01-2009, 03:39 PM
The 32nd Indiana Monument will be replaced with a new replica monument. The original monument was sent earlier this year to the University of Louisville for conservation and restoration before it will be moved to an alternate controlled environment site.

The original monument is the oldest Civil War monument, dedicated in February of 1862, commemorates the battle of Rowlett's Station in December of 1861. In that battle, the 32nd Indiana (an all German regiment) went against a larger Confederate force including Terry's Texas Rangers. Col. B. F. Terry was killed in the engagement. The stone memorializes the fallen 32nd Indiana soldiers and was carved out of native stone by one of their comrades, August Bloedner.

The new stone will be set in Cave Hill Cemetery, where the old stone had been moved to in 1866, when the Federal dead were moved to the National cemeteries. A rededication ceremony is set for June of 2010. I will make sure that I keep everyone informed of the progress involved with all aspects of this story.

Micah Trent
12-02-2009, 10:04 AM
Here is a link below that has additional history about the 32 IN monument and a photo of it, which Keith was mentioning above.