New California in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Jerome Township Civil War Memorial
(East Face - front of monument)
(North Face): Profile of Abraham Lincoln
“Bright upon the historic page,
Enrolled their names shall ever shine.
With peerless luster, age on age,
Through bright'ning realm of coming time.”
(West Face lists wars from the Revolution to Spanish-American, with exception of the Civil War)
(South Face concludes list of Jerome Township soldiers who served in the Civil War)
(Battles listed around base of monument): Gettysburg (east face)
Chickamauga (north face)
Vicksburg (west face)
Appomattox (south face)
Location. 40° 9.376′ N, 83° 14.2′ W. Marker is in New California, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 42 and Industrial Parkway (Old U.S. 33), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 42. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerome Township Soldiers' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); New California Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joshua Ewing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Jerome United Methodist Church/Company E, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jerome Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Indian Trail (approx. 3.5 miles away); Unionville Center (approx. 5.6 miles away); Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks / Charles Warren Fairbanks Birthplace (approx. 5.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The monument has been relocated to a safer position—set back 200 feet from the intersection (40.15603, -83.23717).
Regarding Jerome Township Civil War Memorial. Jerome Township soldiers who served in the Civil War are listed on all four sides of the monument.
Some of the cannon balls on top of low wall surrounding the monument are missing.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . History of Jerome Township by W. L. Curry. To read up on this monument suggest reading the History of Jerome Township by W. L. Curry available at this link. Within the book is a complete history of the monument, the dedication service and main address by Colonel Curry given in 1913.
Your picture is very well done and very recent. I have been searching on the net for the original picture when the monument was dedicated May 30, 1913 and have not been able to locate one. I'm also looking for copy of story of the dedication posted in the Marysville Journal, but have not found it at this date.
R.Rhodes/Jerome Twp Trustee 1/01/2009 (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Ron Rhodes of Plain City,, Ohio.)
Categories. • Heroes • Military • War, US Civil •
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