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Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Civil War Monument

The Mount Vernon Historic Walking Tour

 
 
Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. Civil War Monument
Inscription.  The Civil War Monument that is the focal point of Mount Vernon's Public Square was designed by Henry B. Curtis.

In 1863, a group of young women created the Young Ladies' Union League, whose mission was to erect a monument to honor those who fought, and in memory of those who gave their lives for the Union in the Civil War. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1876, with the completed monument unveiled on July 4, 1877.

The Civil War Monument is oriented South so its soldier is facing the Union's opponent during the war.

Over 3000 men from Knox County served in at least twenty different companies for the Union Army during the Civil War.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1876.
 
Location. 40° 23.618′ N, 82° 29.129′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and East High Street, on the left when traveling north on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Public Square, Mount Vernon OH 43050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Millstone (a few steps from this marker); Henry B. Curtis (a few steps from this marker); Mary Ann Ball (a few steps from this marker); Ellamae Simmons, M.D. (1918-2019) / "The Goal Will Be Met, So Long As We Persevere" (a few steps from this marker); Clement L. Vallandigham's Anti-War Speech (a few steps from this marker); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cooper Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Mount Vernon Walking Tour. (Submitted on September 10, 2022.)
 
Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. Civil War Monument
Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
3. Civil War Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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