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Pickerington in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument

1861 - 1865

 
 
Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2010
1. Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument
Inscription.

In honor U.V.L. of USA
G. H. Playford
David Davis
B. M. O'Boylan

Dedicated Sep. 12. 1918

 
Erected 1918 by Daniel Brice Baughman.
 
Location. 39° 54.822′ N, 82° 46.722′ W. Marker is in Pickerington, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Touch for map. Monument is in a gap between commercial buildings in a strip mall on the east side of Hill Road North (Ohio Route 256), between Stonecreek Drive and Birchwood Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1252 Hill Road North, Pickerington OH 43147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francis H. Game Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Carnegie Library (approx. 2.5 miles away); Reynoldsburg - Birthplace of the Tomato (approx. 2.5 miles away); Livingston House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pickerington Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9473 War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9473 Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Reynoldsburg (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pickerington.
 
Regarding Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument.
Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2010
2. Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument Dedication
The statue of William T. Sherman was originally located in Baughman Memorial Park in/near Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, Ohio, until it was auctioned with other statues in July 2008. Sherman's head and left hand were removed by vandals in 1968. The monument sold for $2,600 and was moved to its current location sometime after the auction.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2008 AP Story (in Toledo Blade) Mentions Sherman Statue. (Submitted on June 1, 2010.)
2. Headless Sherman Statue Mystery Solved. Entry by historian Eric Wittenberg regarding the statue. Wittenberg is looking at options to restore the statue. (Submitted on June 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Statues on the Hill by Aaron J. Keirns. (Submitted on June 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2010
3. Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument Detail
Medal on UVL Sherman Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2010
4. Medal on UVL Sherman Statue
Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2010
5. Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument
Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2010
6. Union Veteran Legion Sherman Monument
Base can be seen in distance through brick arch to left of coffee shop. Looking NE.
Billy, with his head image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
7. Billy, with his head
Headless Billy before he became headless.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on June 1, 2010, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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