Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Robbins Post No. 91 G.A.R. Grove
The above six-word inscription -- now faded with time -- appeared on this rock after the Robbins Post had finalized the purchase of one & a half acres from the Pennsylvania Railroad in the early 1920s. The remaining 24 Civil War Veteran members of the post then worked to develop the land into a beautiful picnic grove before donating it to Upper Sandusky for inclusion in Harrison Smith Park. The "remnant of the boys in blue” dedicated their grove "to the use of the public for generations to come" on 26 September 1926.
Post No. 91 was named in memory of Major Rudolphus Robbins, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Robbins enlisted in the Union Army at Upper Sandusky on 8 October 1861 and, on 15 May 1864, was killed in action near Resaca, Georgia.
The Wyandot Memorial Association dedicated this plaque in 2011 to honor the public-spirited Civil War Veterans of Robbins Post No. 91, in memory of all Wyandot County men who served in the Civil War, and in recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Erected 2011 by Wyandot Memorial Association.
Topics. This Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 40° 49.542′ N, 83° 16.389′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Memorial can be reached from East Wyandot Avenue east of North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in Harrison Smith Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 525 E Wyandot Ave, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrison Smith Park Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Co. B 2nd O.V.I. Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyandot County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Col. William Crawford (about 600 feet away); Wyandot Indian Council House (about 700 feet away); Wyandot County War of 1812 Veterans Memorial Flagpole (about 700 feet away); Tschanen Elm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upper Sandusky (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.