Soldiers' Mound in Ferncliff Cemetery   Save
Soldiers' Mound in Ferncliff Cemetery
Description: The photograph shows a portion of the Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. There is a gently rising mound with a large number of gravestones, and on the crest of the mound there is a large stone monument with a metal statue of a soldier with a down turned rifle standing upon the base. The monument is surrounded by four cannons. On the back of the photograph, a caption reads: "Clark Co., Springfield, O. April 28, 1937 SOLDIERS' MOUND in Ferncliff Cemetery, with SOLDIERS' MONUMENT to Civil War soldiers in the center." The Ferncliff Cemetery was established in 1863 when a tract of 70 prime acres of land were purchased with $300.00 from each of the founding members of the cemetery for a total of $10,000. In 1864 the cemetery was dedicated. The Union Soldiers Monument is located in the Grand Army of the Republic Mound, sometimes called Veterans Circle. The mound houses the remains of 208 Civil War soldiers. The 9 feet tall monument by artist Henry Lowe is topped by a bronze statue standing on a granite base. The figure, modeled after the likeness of J.A. Bailey, was moved to Ferncliff in 1909, having previously been located in Springfield's Memorial Park. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F05_039_001
Subjects: Ferncliff Cemetery (Springfield, Ohio); Cemeteries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers’ monuments
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)