OOS Sculpture

Civil War Memorial

1895 / Creator Unknown / Milledgeville

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The statue depicts a standing Civil War Soldier in uniform, holding the end of a rifle that rests on the ground by his proper right foot. It is believed to have been sculpted from marble by an artist in Italy in 1895.

This memorial statue was originally installed in the center of a raised grassy mound in the middle of the Milledgeville-Plymouth cemetery. In 1943, it underwent a restoration and cleaning and was mounted on a pedestal. The statue was rededicated and the pedestal was etched with the names of the veterans of 4 wars buried in the cemetery.

The statue stands near a Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Civil War memorial consisting of a mounted cannon barrel and cannon balls. The cannon barrel and balls were stolen from the memorial around 1960 and were subsequently replaced by reproductions. A Vietnam Veterans memorial was also added to the site.

Location: Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery, Route 729

County

: Fayette

Citation

: “Civil War Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2174.

Title

Civil War Memorial

Description

The statue depicts a standing Civil War Soldier in uniform, holding the end of a rifle that rests on the ground by his proper right foot. It is believed to have been sculpted from marble by an artist in Italy in 1895.

This memorial statue was originally installed in the center of a raised grassy mound in the middle of the Milledgeville-Plymouth cemetery. In 1943, it underwent a restoration and cleaning and was mounted on a pedestal. The statue was rededicated and the pedestal was etched with the names of the veterans of 4 wars buried in the cemetery.

The statue stands near a Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Civil War memorial consisting of a mounted cannon barrel and cannon balls. The cannon barrel and balls were stolen from the memorial around 1960 and were subsequently replaced by reproductions. A Vietnam Veterans memorial was also added to the site.

Date

1895

Subject

Source

Information about this sculpture was generously collected and supplied by members of the The Fayette County Historical Society.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2174

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Route 729

Location Type

Media Base Height

4 feet, 6 inches

Installation Date

1895

Materials

Inscription

Etched on base of statue:
"Erected/by the citizens,/of Jasper T'p./in honor of her soldiers,/who died in the/rebellion of/1861-1865."

Condition Notes

2021-07: Some slight deterioration of portions of the stone of the Civil War soldier statue