OOS Sculpture

Wilson Soldiers' Monument

1893 / Merkle Staniland / West Union

Wilson Soldier 2017.jpg

Large base with a Union Soldier on top and a bust of John T. Wilson, benefactor of the monument, on the base. Civil War monument dedicated June 10, 1893 by John A. Cockerill, 'Father of the New Journalism' and native of West Union.

Location: Wilson Children's Home, 300 N Wilson Dr

County

: Adams

Citation

: Merkle Staniland, “Wilson Soldiers' Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/995.

Title

Wilson Soldiers' Monument

Description

Large base with a Union Soldier on top and a bust of John T. Wilson, benefactor of the monument, on the base. Civil War monument dedicated June 10, 1893 by John A. Cockerill, 'Father of the New Journalism' and native of West Union.

Date

1893

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

995

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

situated in front of Wilson Children's Home with Adams County Hospital adjacent South side

Provider Qualifier

Donated by

Provider Entity

John T. Wilson

Location Site

Location Street

300 N Wilson Dr

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

50 feet, 5 inches

Media Sculpture Width

10 feet, 4 inches

Media Sculpture Depth

10 feet, 4 inches

Installation Date

1893

Materials

Inscription

On base:
"In memory of the soldiers of Adams County Ohio who were killed or died during the War of the Late Rebellion. Hon. John T. Wilson's Tribute to the Soldiers 1861 - 1865."