OOS Sculpture

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

1885 / Creator Unknown / Ripley

Ripley soldiers & sailors monument.jpeg

The installation of this monument was made possible by planning and fundraising by Civil War veteran members of the Ripley Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The monument is crafted from Barre granite, quarried in Vermont. Standing approximately 40 feet high, it is topped by a life size depiction of a soldier in a Union uniform, posing with a rifle. The front of the monument is inscribed with the words "Our Fallen Heroes" and is etched with a depiction of the American flag over a setting sun.

Location: Maplewood Cemetery, 700 Catherine St

County

: Brown

Citation

: “Soldiers and Sailors Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 17, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2019.

Title

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Description

The installation of this monument was made possible by planning and fundraising by Civil War veteran members of the Ripley Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. The monument is crafted from Barre granite, quarried in Vermont. Standing approximately 40 feet high, it is topped by a life size depiction of a soldier in a Union uniform, posing with a rifle. The front of the monument is inscribed with the words "Our Fallen Heroes" and is etched with a depiction of the American flag over a setting sun.

Date

1885

Subject

Source

Capt. R. C. Franz Spoke at Ripley's Memorial Day service (2001, June 14). Ripley Bee, pp. 1, 13.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2019

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

700 Catherine St

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

40 feet

Installation Date

1885

Materials

Inscription

"Our Fallen Heroes"