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Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Soldier's Monument

 
 
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
1. Soldier's Monument Marker
View looking southwest of the Soldier's Monument with a view of the front of "Old Betsey" in the right foreground of the picture.
Inscription. [North Side of Monument]

To him who hath
Borne the battle
And to his widow and his orphans.
Erected by the people of
Sandusky Co., 1885
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[East Side of Monument]

Liberty and Union now and forever,
One and Inseparable.
1861. - 1865.
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[South Side of Monument]

In memory of the
Victorious defence of Fort Stephenson,
On this spot,
By Major George Croghan and the
Brave men of his command,
August 2, 1813.
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[West Side of Monument]

Vacant places at our camp fires
Mutely tell of comrades dead,
Fallen in the line of duty,
Where the needs of battle led.
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Erected 1885 by The people of Sandusky County.
 
Location. 41° 20.778′ N, 83° 6.904′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on Croghan Street east of High Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical monument is located on the southern edge
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
2. Soldier's Monument Marker
A close-up view of the text on the north side of the monument.
of the downtown business district, on the grounds of the Birchard Public Library, about 2 and a half blocks west of the Sandusky River. Marker is in this post office area: Fremont OH 43420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Betsy (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Stephenson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stephenson (within shouting distance of this marker); Near This Spot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Commemoration (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); Fremont (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fremont (about 600 feet away); Indian Gantlet and Race Course (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
More about this marker. According to the "Touring Ohio" web site the Soldier's Monument is, "is made of Quincy granite except for the statue at the top which is made of Westerly Rhode Island granite. The entire structure is 44' 3" high. The Corinthian column is 3' in diameter at the bottom and 2' 6" in diameter at the top. The soldier's statue is 8' including the base."

Both the Soldier's Monument and the Birchard Library were built atop the site of Fort Stephenson,
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
3. Soldier's Monument Marker
A close-up view of the text on the east side of the monument.
where the Battle of Fort Stephenson took place. The grave of the fort's commander, George Croghan is located at the southern base of the monument.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
4. Soldier's Monument Marker
A close-up view of the text on the south side of the monument.
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
5. Soldier's Monument Marker
A close-up view of the text on the west side of the monument.
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
6. Soldier's Monument Marker
View of the George Croghan grave site on the south side of the Soldier's Monument.
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
7. Soldier's Monument Marker
A close-up view of the soldier's statue that is situated at the top of the monument.
Soldier's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 21, 2011
8. Soldier's Monument Marker
View of the Soldier's Monument on the front grounds of Fremont's Birchard Public Library.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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