: Inscription reads: "Union Soldiers Monument. Erected by Clark County, Ohio. 1869."
The Union Soldiers Monument is located in GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Mound (sometimes called Veterans Circle) and area found in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield. The 9 feet tall monumen tby 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.
In this photograph, the monument is flanked by four cannons, one on each side, but currently only two remain. The memorial is surrounded by small headstones of Civil War soldiers. Legible in the photograph are those of: "Stephen J. Miller, Co. B, 178 Ohio Inf."; Jas. Ballard, Co. A; "Lieut. Rockfield"; and "Joel Taylor, Co. D."
Ferncliff Cemetery is located at 501 West McCreight Avenue in Springfield, Ohio. The very large, old cemetery is still in use. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B09F10_052 Subjects
: Monuments--Ohio; Memorials--Ohio; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans; Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Ohio Places
: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)