Remembering Our Civil War Veterans

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Gene Wendelborn, himself a Navy Veteran of WWII, had volunteered at the County's Historical Society for many years. His goal was to ensure that all veterans buried in Washington County, Wisconsin were properly honored. During the past 20 years all of our county's cemeteries were canvassed with special attention paid to those who have served.

His efforts have brought us to where we are today, ready to begin placing the necessary monuments in our cemetaries to honor those who served during the civil war. Sadly Gene passed away in August 2014 before this next and final phase of the plan could be completed.

The mission of the Remembering Our Civil War Veterans committee is to finish the most honorable project that Gene began all those years ago by placing a monument in every cemetery in Washington County where Civil War Veterans are buried.

Our Goal

Our goal is to place monuments, like the one at the Holy Angles Cemetery, in each of the following locations in honor of our Washington County, WI Civil War Veterans.

Municipality# of Veterans# of Monuments
Addison5 Veterans2 Monuments
Barton34 Veterans5 Monuments
Erin14 Veterans3 Monuments
Farmington56 Veterans6 Monuments
Germantown32 Veterans5 Monuments
Hartford138 Veterans5 Monuments
Jackson23 Veterans6 Monuments
Kewaskum27 Veterans6 Monuments
Polk19 Veterans7 Monuments
Richfield26 Veterans8 Monuments
Trenton25 Veterans5 Monuments
West Bend105 Veterans6 Monuments
Wayne12 Veterans5 Monuments
Total516 Veterans69 Monuments

How you can help

Monument Cost

The cost for each monument are as follows:

1-9 Veterans$1,700
10-15 Veterans$2,000
16-25 Veterans$3,000
25-150 Veterans$3,400

Sponsor Recognition

There will be a total of 3 Sponsors per monument.
Sponsor names will be placed on a first come first served basis.


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Website Washington County website