Scottish-American Soldiers Monument, Edinburgh

This evening, I am posting information on the Scottish-American Soldiers Monument located in Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, near Calton Hill.

This monuemt dates from 1893 and commemorates certain Scottish soldiers who fought for the Union side during the American Civil War ( 1861-5) . The individuals are:

  • John McEwan
  • William L. Duff
  • Robert Steedman
  • James Wilkie
  • Robert Ferguson
  • Alexander Smith.

This is the only monument to the American Civil War outside the U.S.A. and the only statue of Lincoln in Scotland.

The monument also depicts a freed slave and the old U.S. flag. It was erected at American expense at behest of the American authorities.

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