Memorial to Arizona Union Troops

SUVCW logoThe Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, located east of the Arizona state capitol, includes an impressive array of historical memorials. But a memorial dedicated to the Union soldiers who fought in Arizona during the Civil War is conspicuously absent from the plaza. There’s nothing commemorating the California Column which secured Arizona for the Union in 1862. Nine Union soldiers were killed and seven were wounded during the campaign.

We could erect a monument to Arizona’s Union soldiers on the plaza if the Arizona Legislature authorizes its construction during their 2019 session, which began on January 14, 2019. We have already identified funding sources for the construction and maintenance of the memorial, and designs for the memorial have also been selected by our membership.  Please contact your Arizona state senators and representatives and ask them to support a bill to authorize the monument.