Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Richland County Soldiers’ Monument
“To the memory of Richland County's honored dead who lost their lives fighting the battles of their country on land and at sea.”
The soldier sculpture was re-cast and re-dedicated to all who lost their lives in military service to our country.
McLaughlin Camp 12
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
With thanks to:
The Richland County Foundation
The Fran and Warren Rupp Foundation
The Ohio Arts Council
Members of the Richland County Joint Veterans Council
The Citizens of Mansfield and Richland County
The memorial as it originally looked when it stood in Central Park. It was later moved to this location when Park Ave. was extended.
Richland Countians answered the call to arms during the Civil War
Mansfield became the site of two training camps: Camp Buckingham located near what is now the county fairgrounds and Camp Bartley on the site of the Reformatory.
Before the war had ended, 3000 men from this county served the North. Many died in this war. The first of these was N.O. Smith of Windsor.
The War of 1812
The Mexican War
The Great Rebellion
During the war of 1812, two such blockhouses were built here. Later, one of these became the county's first courthouse and jail. The blockhouse was a means of protection for the settlers in this area.
On October 18, 1812, 2000 troops under the command of General Robert Crook made camp on the east end of this park. Many of these soldiers returned later to settle in this area.
Erected 1998 by M. D. Harter and McLaughlin Camp 12, SUVCW.
Location. 40° 45.507′ N, 82° 30.903′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is on Park Avenue East, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is on the Public Square, west of the fountain. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vasbinder Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Richland County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen J. (A. J.) Vandayburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Richland County Korean War Memorial Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansfield Blue Star Mothers War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sherman, 1823-1900 / The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
Categories. • War of 1812 • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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