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Civil War Soldiers Monument, Bedford Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
N 41° 23.420 W 081° 32.087
17T E 455290 N 4582227
Quick Description: The men of the Bedford Township served with Grant's Army at Antietam, Vicksburg, Stone River and Resca
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 11:00:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM4WX2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 24

Long Description:
On July 3, 1886, this Civil War Monument was dedicated. It stands at the center of the Bedford Public Square, also known as the Bedford Commons. The figure of the Union soldier stands atop the stone and granite pedestal facing forever north. He stands at ease with a firm grip on the 1861 Springfield rifle, representing the many who fought and died in the tragic years of 1861-1865, that this nation might live. He represents the 208 men from Bedford Township who served General Grant's army. Of the 208 names that are engraved on the sides of the monument, 43 died on battlefields and in hospitals during those war years.

In 1886 Independence Day arrived on a Sunday, so Saturday, July 3 was to be the big day in town. In addition to the traditional Fourth of July celebration (a day early) the bright new Bedford Soldiers' Monument would be dedicated.

source: Bedford Village Views by Dick Squire page 24
Date Installed or Dedicated: 07/03/1886

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: The Bedford Township

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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