James B. Steedman Monument photograph   Save
James B. Steedman Monument photograph
Description: This photograph of the James B. Steedman Monument in Toledo was taken in the 1880s. The memorial was originally located at St. Clair and Summit Streets, but was later moved to Jamie Farr Park. It was dedicated on May 26, 1887. Ohio Governor Joseph Foraker spoke at the unveiling. The base of the monument is inscribed with Steedman's name, birth and death dates, and the locations of four significant Civil War battles he was involved in: Chickamauga, Carrick's Ford, Perryville and Nashville. The bronze statue of General Steedman caps the monument, which stands 26 feet tall. This photograph measures 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Civil War General James B. Steedman (1817-1883) was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio in 1838. He was editor of the Northwestern Democrat in Napoleon, Ohio and served in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1847-1848. After serving as editor of the Toledo Times he decided to become a lawyer. When the Civil War erupted, however, he recruited men for the Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) and became a colonel. He was promoted to Brigadier-General by 1862 and went on to lead his troops at Perryville, Chickamauga, Atlanta and Nashville. After the war he served briefly as Military Commander of Georgia. He then continued his career as an editor and lawyer, serving as a Senator, editor of the Toledo Times and Chief of Police of Toledo. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3254_5969528_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; Monuments & memorials
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)