OOS Sculpture

Civil War Memorial of Fountain Cemetery

1919 / Creator Unknown / Fostoria

Civil War Memorial of Fostoria Fountain Cemetery 1.jpg

A 2nd U.S Cavalryman stands proud atop a tall square obelisk-like column holding a rifle upright with the stock resting on the ground and the barrel pointed towards the sky. His proper left hand holds the barrel right above his proper right hand. This depiction of a Civil War serviceman is a common rendition that is frequently used on Civil War memorials all over the United States.

The engraved text on the front reads:
NORRIS POST No 27
PRESENTED BY
RACHEL G. LINHART
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN M.
RACHEL G.
AND
HELENA M.
LINHART

On the right face of the column an engraving reads:
ANTIETAM

On the left face of the column an engraving reads:
JOHN M. LINHART
PRIVATE Co. 7TH REGT.
VIRGINIA Vol. INFANTRY

Location: Fostoria Fountain Cemetery, Van Buren Street

County

: Hancock

Citation

: “Civil War Memorial of Fountain Cemetery,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1550.

Title

Civil War Memorial of Fountain Cemetery

Description

A 2nd U.S Cavalryman stands proud atop a tall square obelisk-like column holding a rifle upright with the stock resting on the ground and the barrel pointed towards the sky. His proper left hand holds the barrel right above his proper right hand. This depiction of a Civil War serviceman is a common rendition that is frequently used on Civil War memorials all over the United States.

The engraved text on the front reads:
NORRIS POST No 27
PRESENTED BY
RACHEL G. LINHART
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN M.
RACHEL G.
AND
HELENA M.
LINHART

On the right face of the column an engraving reads:
ANTIETAM

On the left face of the column an engraving reads:
JOHN M. LINHART
PRIVATE Co. 7TH REGT.
VIRGINIA Vol. INFANTRY

Date

1919

Format

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Presented by
Dedicated to the Memory of

Provider Entity

Rachel G. Linhart
John M., Rachel G., and Helena M. Linhart

Location Street

Van Buren Street