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Sherwood in Defiance County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

G.A.R. Soldiers Monument

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 9, 2019
1. G.A.R. Soldiers Monument
Inscription.  
Memorial to the Heroes of 1861 to 1865
Who Gave Their Lives That Our Nation Might Live
Erected by Hancock WRC No. 282
Hancock Post No. 579 G.A.R.
The Monument was originally dedicated on July 3, 1909 through the efforts of the Hancock Women's Relief Corps No. 282, an Auxiliary of the Hancock Post No. 579 Grand Army of the Republic, a nationwide organization of former Union Civil War Veterans that was founded in 1866. Former Civil War General and Congressman Isaac Sherwood, along with numerous Civil War Veterans, school children and ordinary citizens were in attendance. The original concrete pedestal had been mixed and poured by the local Civil War Veterans at a cost of $400. At the time of its dedication there were four G.A.R. Posts and two other G.A.R. Monuments within Defiance County. There were a total of 740 G.A.R. Posts in the State of Ohio.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1909.
 
Location. 41° 17.369′ N, 84° 33.178′ W. Marker
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is in Sherwood, Ohio, in Defiance County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Harrison Street (U.S. 127) and Ash Street, on the right when traveling north on North Harrison Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 N Harrison St, Sherwood OH 43556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherwood Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sherwood Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sherwood Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Tale of Ensign James Liggett / Major Adam Charles Muir, 41st Regiment of Foot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Original Site of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Cemetery and Log Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Kieffer Log Cabin (approx. 6.1 miles away); Caboose 90950 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mollasses Production (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sherwood.
 
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By TeamOHE, July 9, 2019
3. G.A.R. Soldiers Monument
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By TeamOHE, July 9, 2019
4. G.A.R. Soldiers Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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