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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Richland County Soldiers’ Monument

 
 
Richland County Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.,
1. Richland County Soldiers' Monument
Inscription. This memorial was donated by M.D. Harter, Treasurer and General Manager of the Aultman-Taylor Company. It was dedicated November 10, 1881. The inscription on the original plaque read:

“To the memory of Richland County's honored dead who lost their lives fighting the battles of their country on land and at sea.”

The soldier sculpture was re-cast and re-dedicated to all who lost their lives in military service to our country.

May 25, 1998
McLaughlin Camp 12
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


With thanks to:
The Richland County Foundation
The Fran and Warren Rupp Foundation
The Ohio Arts Council
Members of the Richland County Joint Veterans Council
The Citizens of Mansfield and Richland County

The memorial as it originally looked when it stood in Central Park. It was later moved to this location when Park Ave. was extended.

Richland Countians answered the call to arms during the Civil War

Mansfield became the site of two training camps: Camp Buckingham located near what is now the county fairgrounds and Camp Bartley on the site of the Reformatory.

Before the war had ended, 3000 men from this county served the North. Many died in this war. The first of these was N.O. Smith of Windsor.

Dedicated
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Marker
to our honored dead of:
The Revolution
The War of 1812
The Mexican War
The Great Rebellion

During the war of 1812, two such blockhouses were built here. Later, one of these became the county's first courthouse and jail. The blockhouse was a means of protection for the settlers in this area.

On October 18, 1812, 2000 troops under the command of General Robert Crook made camp on the east end of this park. Many of these soldiers returned later to settle in this area.
 
Erected 1998 by M. D. Harter and McLaughlin Camp 12, SUVCW.
 
Location. 40° 45.507′ N, 82° 30.903′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is on Park Avenue East, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Monument is on the Public Square, west of the fountain. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vasbinder Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Richland County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen J. (A. J.) Vandayburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Richland County Korean War Memorial
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Engraving of Original image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Engraving of Original
(within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansfield Blue Star Mothers War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sherman, 1823-1900 / The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Categories. War of 1812War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Information image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
4. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Information
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Honored Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
5. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Honored Dead Marker
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Blockhouse Engraving image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
6. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Blockhouse Engraving
Richland County Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
7. Richland County Soldiers' Monument
Looking south across Park Avenue East. Note original Lincoln Highway marker in median.
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
8. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Statue
Richland County Soldiers' Monument Statue Manufacturer image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
9. Richland County Soldiers' Monument Statue Manufacturer
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,379 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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