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Elyria in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Soldier’s Monument

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 1, 2019
1. Soldier’s Monument
Inscription.  
1861 – 1865
Elyria
to
her heroes who fought
and
her martyrs who fell
that
the Republic might live

Fredericksburg
Gettysburg
Vicksburg

 
Erected 1888 by Citizens of Elyria.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 22.044′ N, 82° 6.442′ W. Marker is in Elyria, Ohio, in Lorain County. Memorial is at the intersection of Broad Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Located in Ely Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elyria OH 44035, 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. Elyria War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Monteith Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tragedy at 5th Street and Middle Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Founding of Elyria (approx. 0.4 miles away); King Solomon Lodge No. 56 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Easter Seal Society
Soldier’s Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 1, 2019
2. Soldier’s Monument
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen (approx. ¾ mile away); Lorain County Community College (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elyria.
 
Regarding Soldier’s Monument. Excerpt from the The Elyria Democrat (06/28/1888)
…It was designed by Joseph Carabelli, and executed by Carabelli and Broggini, in Cleveland. It is composed entirely of granite from the celebrated quarries in Westerly, Rhode Island. Its foundation is laid deep beyond the reach of any disturbing element. Its base is 15 feet 8 inches long and 13 feet 2 inches wide. On this stands two minor bases, a plinth, die, and cap, which is surmounted by an artistic column 16 feet and 6 inches high. On the band which surmounts the upper cap stands a statue 9 feet and 7 inches high, representing a color bearer, firmly grasping the staff of the flag which is gracefully furled thereon. The heighth of the entire monument is 41 feet and 8 inches, and all its parts are richly and ornamented with national emblems. Standing on the upper base are two life size statues representing an infantry and a cavalry soldier at parade rest. The face of the die bears this inscription: “ELYRIA TO HER HEROES WHO FOUGHT
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By Bernard Fisher, July 1, 2019
3. Soldier’s Monument
HER MARTYRS WHO FELL THAT THE REPUBLIC MIGHT LIVE." On the base of the cap are inscribed the names of three of the chief battles in which soldiers participated—Fredericksburg, Vicksburg and Gettysburg, with the dates 1861-1865. Its entire weight is 76 tons. Its total cost was $8,500. It was erected by the Citizens of Elyria, under the direction of the trustees, who secured the passage of an act authorizing the levy of a tax for that purpose, which was ratified by voters at the election in 1885, only 30 ballots being cast against it.…
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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