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Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

 
 
Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
1. Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Marker
Inscription. This monument, dedicated July 4, 1894, honors Cuyahoga County men and women, who performed military and patriotic duties during the Civil War (1861-1865). William J. Gleason (1846-1905), army veteran and local businessman, proposed its creation in 1879. Captain Levi Tucker Scofield (1842-1917), Cleveland architect and sculptor, designed the structure and supervised its 19-month construction by contractors, A. McAllister and Andrew Dall. George T. Brewster of Boston and George Wagner of New York, professional artists, assisted Scofield as sculptors. A 12-member Monument Commission, appointed by Governor Joseph B. Foraker in 1888, oversaw the project, which included the removal of William Walcutt's 1860 marble statue of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry from the site. The monument's cost of $280,000 was raised by a countywide property tax levy. An 11-member commission maintains the monument funded by the county.
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This monument consists of a 40-ton granite column 125 feet high, topped by a 15-foot female warrior bearing a shield of "Liberty." Six bronze "battle bands" identify 30 battles in which Cuyahoga County citizens fought. Four exterior bronze statuary groups, depicting in action the Navy, artillery, infantry, and cavalry, surround the Memorial Room. Inscribed on marble tablets within the Room are
Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
2. Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Marker
the names of approximately 9,000 soldiers and sailors. Four interior reliefs show: The Northern Ohio Soldiers Aid Society, Sanitary Commission and Hospital Service Corps, The Leaders of the War in Ohio, The Emancipation of the Slave, and The End of the War. Eight busts of local army officers and twelve medallions of prominent Ohio war commanders complete the display. Corps badges, military insignia, and accoutrements decorate the interior and exterior walls, doors, and stained glass windows.
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Erected 2004 by the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Support Group, the Early Settlers Association, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 81-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.954′ N, 81° 41.583′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Ontario Street (U.S. 422) and Euclid Avenue (U.S. 20), on the right when traveling north on Ontario Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Stone Church (about 500 feet away, measured in
Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
3. Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
a direct line); Ohio State Bar Association (about 600 feet away); The Arcade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navy Bicentennial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Com. Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Burnham Mall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Near this site Fort Huntington was Erected (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dear General, We have met the enemy and they are ours (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  Official website. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument detail Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 11, 2009
4. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument detail
<i>Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Cleveland, O.</i> Photo, Click for full size
Postcard by the Detroit Photographic Company, 1900
5. Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Cleveland, O.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   5. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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