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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 1, 1864

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[OCTOBER 1, 1864.

636

A. Arm.—B. Basket.—C. Torpedo.—D. Pilot-house.—E. Smoke-stack.—F. Ventilator.

UNITED STATES TORPEDO BOAT "NEW ERA."

(Previous Page) humble school-house, the church, and the National Capitol.

Wreaths, scrolls, etc., adorn the pedestal above, while higher towers the marble composite column, forty-two feet in height, and bearing stars, indicative of the States of the Union. The whole is surmounted by a colossal statue of DOUGLAS, standing upon a bronze globe, with his right hand upon the fasces—symbolical of the Union—and his left holding the Constitution.

The monument is well suited to the level character of the Illinois country, and in that regard follows a recognized principle in art and architecture among the ancients, hitherto too little regarded in America. The location of the monument will be upon the shore of Lake Michigan, in a beautiful grove in the southern suburbs of the city of Chicago, already consecrated as the resting place of Senator DOUGLAS'S remains. From the various approaches to the city, by land or water, the tall shaft

of the monument will be seen pricking the blue of the skies.

It has been erroneously reported throughout the country that the cost of the monument will be $500,000. It will cost, as estimated, only $50,000. In this place we think it proper also to correct a statement, which is being widely circulated by the press, to the effect that Mr. VOLK is a German. LEONARD WELLS VOLK was born at Wellstown, Hamilton County, New York, in 1828. His ancestors were among the first settlers of New York city —then New Amsterdam—which brings him in the eighth generation on this continent. He is American in his every sentiment, loyal to the core, thoroughly Western in his ideas of art, as well exemplified in this his last and one of his greatest works. He is also a relative of Mr. DOUGLAS by marriage, and has an earnest reverence for the memory of the departed statesman. His work has been, in the deepest sense, a work of love.

MONUMENT TO STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS.

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