OOS Sculpture

Man on the Monument

1871 / Thomas Dow Jones / Urbana

Man on the Monument.jpg

Male figure in a Civil War Union Calvary Uniform, head bowed in "an attitude of meditation." Coat hangs loosely from the shoulders; left hand holds gloves and a sheathed sword whose tip rests on the ground. It was intended to honor all Champain County' Civil War Veterans. "A Calvary soldier was chosen for this work because the overcoat worn in that arm of the service forms a natural drapery" (from the dedication ceremony).

Plaques Text: (On base): DEDICATED DEC. 7, 1871 (On south side of base): SHILOH (On east side of base): VICKSBURG (On west side of base): GETTYSBURG (On base, above relief plaque:) IN MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY WHO DIED IN THE WAR TO SAVE THE UNION, 1861-1865

County

: Champaign

Citation

: Thomas Dow Jones, “Man on the Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 26, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1064.

Title

Man on the Monument

Description

Male figure in a Civil War Union Calvary Uniform, head bowed in "an attitude of meditation." Coat hangs loosely from the shoulders; left hand holds gloves and a sheathed sword whose tip rests on the ground. It was intended to honor all Champain County' Civil War Veterans. "A Calvary soldier was chosen for this work because the overcoat worn in that arm of the service forms a natural drapery" (from the dedication ceremony).

Plaques Text: (On base): DEDICATED DEC. 7, 1871 (On south side of base): SHILOH (On east side of base): VICKSBURG (On west side of base): GETTYSBURG (On base, above relief plaque:) IN MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY WHO DIED IN THE WAR TO SAVE THE UNION, 1861-1865

Date

1871

Location City

Location County

Location Type

Media Base Height

15'

Creation Date

11/01/1871