Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
When our country sent out the call to arms for the preservation of the Union Ohio sent more than three hundred thousand of her sons · · · They had the faith that right makes might and in that faith dared to do their duty · · · This memorial is erected in grateful tribute to their devotion and self-sacrifice.
Men win glory in the fierce heat of conflict but the glory of Woman is more hardly won · · · Upon her falls the burden of maintaining the family and the home; nursing the sick and wounded and restoring the courage of the broken. She endures the suspense of battle without its exaltation. · · · This memorial is erected in grateful tribute to the loyal women of 61–65 without whose help no victory—or lasting peace—could ever have been won.
Erected 1923 by the Woman’s Relief Corps – Department of Ohio.
Location. 39° 57.726′ N, 82° 59.955′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Broad Street (U.S. 40) east of High Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Monument is on the State House on Capitol Square, facing north. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ohio Statehouse / Lincoln at the Statehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); James A. Rhodes (within shouting distance of this marker); “These Are My Jewels” (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charity Newsies (about 300 feet away); The Unknown Boy Scout (about 300 feet away); The State House (about 300 feet away); The Underground Railroad / Black Conductors of Columbus (about 300 feet away); The Spirit of ’98 (about 400 feet away); William McKinley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
More about this marker. The organization who erected this marker is The National Woman’s Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc., is a patriotic organization whose purpose is to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic. They are
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,790 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.