Sunbury in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Major General William Starke Rosecrans / Glacial Erratics
"Stand by your flag and country, my men!” —Rosecrans at the Battle of Stones River, October 4, 1862
Glacial Erratics. The base of this statue is a 40,000 pound glacial erratic pushed to central Ohio from Northern Ontario by the Wisconsin glaciers from 110,000 to 10,000 years ago. It
Ohio’s largest crystalline erratic is located three miles east of Sunbury. This large, oval-shaped granite boulder is 22 feet long, 18 feet wide and 8 feet high with a circumference of 72 feet. The weight of the exposed portion of the erratic is about 200 tons.
Erected 2013 by Big Walnut Area Historical Society, Rosecrans Command Headquarters, Delaware County Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Man-Made Features • Natural Features • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 4, 1862.
Location. 40° 14.571′ N, 82° 51.565′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cherry Street (Ohio Route 37) and Columbus Street, on the right when traveling west on East Cherry Street. It is on the Sunbury Village Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury OH 43074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunbury Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sunbury, Ohio / Sunbury Town HallPurple Heart Memorial (about 800 feet away); Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial (about 800 feet away); Galena War Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Galena (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hoover Reservoir (approx. 2.3 miles away); Birthplace of Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
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1. About the Major General William Starke Rosecrans Memorial. This page contains photos of the boulder being moved to and placed on the square and of the sculptor working on the equestrian statue. (Submitted on May 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for William Rosencrans. “Given command of the Army of the Cumberland, he fought against Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg at Stones River, and later outmaneuvered him in the brilliant Tullahoma Campaign, driving the Confederates from Middle Tennessee. His strategic movements then caused Bragg to abandon the critical city of Chattanooga, but Rosecrans’ pursuit of Bragg ended during the bloody Battle of Chickamauga, where his unfortunately (Submitted on May 13, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.