OOS Sculpture

Decatur Civil War Monument

1908 / Manchester Granite and Marble Company / Decatur

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A life-size statue of a Civil War solider, posing with a rifle. The base is inscribed, "70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Grand Army of the Republic 1861-1865." The base includes an etching of the American flag and a pair of crossed rifles, as well as the names of those who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars. A stone marker with plaque was added in 1922 and lists those who served in World War I.

Location: Decatur Community Park, Main and Eagle

County

: Brown

Citation

: Manchester Granite and Marble Company, “Decatur Civil War Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1652.

Title

Decatur Civil War Monument

Description

A life-size statue of a Civil War solider, posing with a rifle. The base is inscribed, "70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Grand Army of the Republic 1861-1865." The base includes an etching of the American flag and a pair of crossed rifles, as well as the names of those who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars. A stone marker with plaque was added in 1922 and lists those who served in World War I.

Date

1908

Subject

Source

Lodwick, N. (2017, November 9). The Decatur Soldier's Monument, Ripley Bee, pp. 2.
Soldier monument unveiled (1908, September 16). The Georgetown Gazette, Volume XXVIII, Number 50, pp. 1.

Identifier

1652

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

Main and Eagle

Location Type

Media Base Depth

5 feet, 6 inches

Media Sculpture Height

19 feet, 6 inches

Media Base Height

5 feet, 6 inches

Media Base Width

5 feet, 6 inches

Installation Date

1908

Materials

Inscription

Inscribed on base:
"70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Grand Army of the Republic 1861-1865"