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 is formed from ancient volcanic magma more than 2.5 billion years ago. It is one of the five largest glacial erratics in Ohio.
Ohio’s largest crystalline erratic is located three miles
Erected 2013 by Big Walnut Area Historical Society, Rosecrans Command Headquarters, Delaware County Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
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. Touch for map. It is on the Sunbury Village Square. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury OH 43074, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunbury Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sunbury, Ohio / Sunbury Town Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 800 feet away); Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial (about 800 Galena (approx. 2.2 miles away); Birthplace of Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans (approx. 3.3 miles away); McDannald Pioneer Homestead (approx. 5.7 miles away); Benajah Cook Sawmill and Farmstead (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Also see . . .
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 worded order mistakenly opened a gap in the Union line and Rosecrans and a third of his army were swept from the field. Besieged in Chattanooga, (Submitted on May 13, 2018.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Natural Features • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.