Richland County Soldiers' Monument

Richland County Soldiers' Monument (HMDNX)

Location: Mansfield, OH 44902 Richland County
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N 40° 45.507', W 82° 30.903'

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This memorial was donated by M.D. Harter, Treasurer and General Manager of the Aultman-Taylor Company. It was dedicated November 10, 1881. The inscription on the original plaque read:

"To the memory of Richland County's honored dead who lost their lives fighting the battles of their country on land and at sea."

The soldier sculpture was re-cast and re-dedicated to all who lost their lives in military service to our country.

May 25, 1998
McLaughlin Camp 12
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

With thanks to:
The Richland County Foundation
The Fran and Warren Rupp Foundation
The Ohio Arts Council
Members of the Richland County Joint Veterans Council
The Citizens of Mansfield and Richland County

The memorial as it originally looked when it stood in Central Park. It was later moved to this location when Park Ave. was extended.

Richland Countians answered the call to arms during the Civil War

Mansfield became the site of two training camps:Camp Buckingham located near what is now the county fairgrounds and Camp Bartley on the site of the Reformatory.

Before the war had ended, 3000 men from this county served the North. Many died in this war. The first of these was N.O. Smith of Windsor.

Dedicated to our honored dead of:
The Revolution
The War of 1812
The Mexican War
The Great Rebellion

During the war of 1812, two such blockhouses were built here. Later, one of these became the county's first courthouse and jail. The blockhouse was a means of protection for the settlers in this area.

On October 18, 1812, 2000 troops under the command of General Robert Crook made camp on the east end of this park. Many of these soldiers returned later to settle in this area.
Year Placed1998
Placed ByM. D. Harter and McLaughlin Camp 12, SUVCW
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 372115 N 4513047
Decimal Degrees40.75845000, -82.51505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.507', W 82° 30.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 30.42" N, 82° 30' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-48 Lincoln Highway, Mansfield OH 44902, US
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