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Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

G.A.R. Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Muskingum County, Ohio

 
 
Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Inscription. In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Muskingum County Ohio

Erected by Hazlett Post No. 81 Department of Ohio G.A.R.

Donated by Robert A. Parsons as a memorial to Hazlett Post No. 81 G.A.R.
 
Erected by Hazlett Post No. 81 Dept of Ohio G.A.R.
 
Location. 39° 55.54′ N, 82° 0.804′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is on Pershing Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the Soldiers Circle, Woodlawn Cemetery, near the cemetery's Pershing Road entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anti-Slavery Tensions in Muskingum County (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Stone Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zanesville Underground Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sixth Street Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Muskingum River Locks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Y-Bridge (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Y-Bridge (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); American Legion Post #29 Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Zanesville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
2. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
G.A.R. Emblem image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
3. G.A.R. Emblem
Statue atop Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
4. Statue atop Soldiers and Sailors Monument
10-inch Rodman Smoothbore Sleeved to 8-inch Rifle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
5. 10-inch Rodman Smoothbore Sleeved to 8-inch Rifle
The cannon at the monument was originally cast in 1865 by Cyrus Alger of Boston, Massachusetts. It was registry number 21 and weighed 15,050 pounds when accepted. This massive gun was intended for use in seacoast fortifications. After the Civil War, the Army tried to extend the life of these weapons, in light of severe budget constraints. Starting in 1876, the guns were reamed out to 13.5 inch bores, and a steel sleeve insert was pressed into the hollow. The new bore was 8-inches in diameter, with 15 rifle groves.
Muzzle of the Rifled Rodman Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
6. Muzzle of the Rifled Rodman Gun
Note the rifling, easily seen in this view, as well as the "layering" caused by the bore sleeve insertion. The muzzle marking "No. 12" indicates the registry number from the ordnance department and is somewhat analogous to a serial number. "16050 lbs" is of course the weight of the piece when was rebuilt, approximately 1000 pounds heavier than when originally cast. The initials "C.S.S" at the bottom are for Charles Sidney Smith, the inspecting officer. "W.P.F" stands for West Point Foundry where the piece was modified. Finally 1876 indicates the year of modification.
Woodlawn Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2008
7. Woodlawn Cemetery Sign
Unknown relative with Zanesville Post 81 Badge in Honor of Soldiers. image. Click for full size.
8. Unknown relative with Zanesville Post 81 Badge in Honor of Soldiers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on , by Jane LaQua of Ladson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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