Patchogue Civil War Monument Project

Patchogue, NY

April 25, 2019

Erected in 1870, the Citizen Soldier Statue standing outside the American Legion Patchogue Post No.269 in Patchogue, LI started to lean backwards due to damage at the base. Made of zinc, the statue had to be dismantled and shipped to a repair shop in Ohio. Thanks to efforts by the local chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans (Richard J. Clark Post. 210) with a healthy assist from the 67th NY and the Village of Patchogue we were able to muster enough funds to repair and reinstall the memorial. You can read the full article online in Newsday's 'Civil War statue erected in 1870 returning to Patchogue after repairs'

A nod spearheaded the campaign Our Man of Zinc The statue's base the plinth This plaque the deed is done those responsible The show is about to start And we have liftoff! We were lucky back in its old spot Grant waits Here comes the plinth we're definitely being watched Two out of three now in place Last but not least His journey is over Richard J. Clark Post 210 Scott McKendrick Paul and Susan Brinkman today's photographer A couple of last poses And mission accomplished!