This statue of Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh is thought to be the only monument to the American Civil War outside the USA. It was erected in the Old Carlton Burial Ground. Edinburgh in 1898 in memory of the Scottish soldiers who fought in the American Civil War on the side of the Union. It features a freed slave and one of Lincoln’s famous quotations:
"To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom".
A bronze shield bears the old US flag, and is wreathed in thistles to the left, and cotton to the right to signify the two countries.
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this month's theme of War and Peace.