Civil War Soldier
circa 1906 / Rudolph F. Thiem / Hamilton
The Butler County Soldiers, Sailor & Pioneers Monument is topped by a small temple-like structure supported by ten slender Corinithian columns. On the temple dome is a 3,500 pound, 14 foot, bronze statue of a young Civil War soldier. The statue (created by Rudolph Thiem, a Hamilton sculptor) is waving his cap victoriously in the air while standing on an exploded shell.