: Handwritten note of reverse reads: "The last roll call. Civil War vets in front of Stanton's statue. Sort of a striking future all these are dead now. Can get their names if needed - Jene E. Bishop."
This photograph shows five men, veterans of the Civil War, standing in front of the Edwin Stanton statue which stands on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio. All the men wear a badge and ribbon. A photographer's mark on the front of the photo reads: "Ideal Photo"
Four of the men wear a ribbon which reads "In Memoriam. E. M. Stanton, G. A. R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Steubenville, Ohio."
The man second from the left has only one arm.
The man second from the right is wearing an electric hearing device, which were invented in the early 1900s) and his ribbon clearly reads "Henry Hale" (fought in the Civil War Company G, 43rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Died May 19, 1862)
The engraved plaque on the front of the statue reads: "Edwin McMasters Stanton. Born in this city December 19, 1814. U.S. Attorney General 1860 1861. Secretary of War 1862 1868. U.S. Supreme Court 1869. Died December 24, 1869. Erected 1911."
The Edwin M. Stanton Monument stands in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse, at 301 Market Street. The 18 foot bronze likeness of Stanton, unveiled in 1906, was sculpted by Alexander Doyle of Steubenville. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B08F06_001_001 Subjects
: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans; Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Ohio; Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869--Statues' Doyle, Alexander, 1857-1922 Places
: Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)