Mount Vernon in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Civil War Soldiers Monument
“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” In grateful appreciation of the Patriotism and selfsacrifice of the lamented sons and soldiers of Knox Co. who for their Country and for freedom, laid down their lives in the war of the great Rebellion. This Monument is erected. They laid down their own lives that the life of the Nation might be preserved and shared in the glory of securing to every dweller in the land a heritage of human freedom and their blood helped to cement that Union, which has made this great people now and forever one.
Erected by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Monument Association, July 4, A.D., 1877.
In Honor of the Victories and Triumph of the National arms in the war of the Great Rebellion, 1861-5. And in memory of the noble Sons of Knox County Ohio who fought, and who fell, in that Conflict.
By that dread name we wave the sword on high.
And swear for her to live for her to die”
Erected 1877 by Mount Vernon
Location. 40° 23.62′ N, 82° 29.167′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 3) near High Street (U.S. 36), in the median. Touch for map. Monument is at the center of public square. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon OH 43050, 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. Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (here, next to this marker); Knox County Veterans Walk of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Ann Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnny Appleseed's Early Landholdings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Indian Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Vernon (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lakeholm Administration Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mount Vernon Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
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