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In Memorial: Presidential Monuments Dedicated to William McKinley

By    |   Friday, 13 Nov 2015 03:19 PM

A veteran of the Civil War, William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States. He died on Sept. 14, 1901, eight days after being shot by Leon Czolgsz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Like many U.S. presidents, Mckinley has a number of memorials erected in his memory.

The memorial at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, is dedicated to McKinley for his efforts during the war. According to the U.S. National Park Service website, McKinley was a sergeant with the 23rd Ohio of Colonel Hugh Ewing's Brigade. The monument is in recognition of what his did while in charge of the commissary department.

According the National Parks Service, on the afternoon of Sept. 17, 1862, the day of the battle of Antietam, McKinley served hot coffee and warm food to all the men in his regiment while under fire.

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In Canton, Ohio, is the McKinley Memorial. It is open April 1 through Nov. 1 during the normal business hours of the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. According to the museum's website, the McKinley Monument is the final resting place for the former president. While McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, he considered Canton his home. His political career also began in Canton, where he was elected to congress.

The Saxton-McKinley house is also in Canton. Presidentialavenue.com said this is the only residence with direct ties to McKinley in his hometown. It was the family home of his wife Ida. According to Presidentialavenue.com, the home has been historically recreated to reflect how it would've looked when the McKinley's lived there.

The home is also the first National First Ladies' Library, and was dedicated in June of 1998 by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Online tours of the home are available at the National First Ladies' Library website. Those in the Canton area can also visit the library and museum during regular hours.

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Erected in 1907, by architects John Mermen Carrere and Thomas Hastings, is the McKinley Monument in Niagara Square in Buffalo, New York. The monument stands in the center of the square, and was erected because McKinley was assassinated while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. The Buffalo as an Architectural Museum website said that Carrere and Hastings were in charge of the exposition McKinley was attending.

The McKinley Birthplace Museum is in Niles, Ohio, and holds memorabilia from the Civil War and Spanish-American War as well as items from McKinley's campaigns, presidency, mannequins of him and his wife Ida McKinley, and items owned by the McKinley family, according to the museum's website. It is also free to tour the museum.

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A veteran of the Civil War, William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States. He died on Sept. 14, 1901, eight days after being shot by Leon Czolgsz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Like many U.S. presidents, Mckinley has a number of memorials erected in his memory.
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