Throwback Thursdays – Civil War Statue

Photo courtesy of GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The statue, sculpted by Frederic Ruckstull in 1896, commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors from Queens who died during the Civil War. Originally, it was on a traffic island at Hillside Avenue and Merrick Boulevard. In 1960, it was moved to Major Mark Park.

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