Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Defenders of the Union
1861 — 1865
Vicksburg, Cloyd Mountain
[Back Side of Monument]
lives dear unto them.
Erected 1880 by The Soldiers Aid Society of Wheeling.
Location. 40° 3.454′ N, 80° 40.196′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker can be reached from Wheeling Park Drive east of National Road (U.S. 40). Touch for map. This historical monument is located in Wheeling Park, just off of the National Road, near the "Madonna of the Trail" monument. It is situated on the top of a hill that overlooks the National Road, and can be reached by using an un-named roadway that leads up the south side of the hill's slope from the community park's Wheeling Park Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of All who Served (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State’s Birthplace (about 600 feet away); Madonna of the Trail (about 600 feet away); The Madonna of the Trail (about 700 feet away); The National Pike (about 700 feet away); Jesse Lee Reno (about 700 feet away); Elm Grove Stone Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Forks of Wheeling Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeling.
More about this marker. I was hoping to find some indication on the monument of a specific Union regiment or military unit that this monument might be dedicated to, but I was unable to locate any such text or inscription on the monument. A close examination of the stone surface of the main text of the monument gave me the impression that perhaps a portion of the text had been sanded off of the surface of the stone.
Also see . . . Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Wheeling, West Virginia. Theclio.com presents a brief history of the monument. (Submitted on November 25, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 10. submitted on November 25, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.