OOSI Sculpture

Man on the Monument

1871 / Thomas Dow Jones / Urbana

Man on the Monument.jpg

Male figure in a Civil War Union Calvary Uniform, head bowed in "an attitude of meditation." Coat hangs loosely from the shoulders; left hand holds gloves and a sheathed sword whose tip rests on the ground. It was intended to honor all Champain County' Civil War Veterans. "A Calvary soldier was chosen for this work because the overcoat worn in that arm of the service forms a natural drapery" (from the dedication ceremony).

Plaques Text: (On base): DEDICATED DEC. 7, 1871 (On south side of base): SHILOH (On east side of base): VICKSBURG (On west side of base): GETTYSBURG (On base, above relief plaque:) IN MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY WHO DIED IN THE WAR TO SAVE THE UNION, 1861-1865

Location: Intersection of State Routes 36and 68 ; city streets Scioto, Miami & north and south main streets

County

: Champaign

Citation

: Thomas Dow Jones, “Man on the Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed September 25, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1064.

Dublin Core

Title

Man on the Monument

Description

Male figure in a Civil War Union Calvary Uniform, head bowed in "an attitude of meditation." Coat hangs loosely from the shoulders; left hand holds gloves and a sheathed sword whose tip rests on the ground. It was intended to honor all Champain County' Civil War Veterans. "A Calvary soldier was chosen for this work because the overcoat worn in that arm of the service forms a natural drapery" (from the dedication ceremony).

Plaques Text: (On base): DEDICATED DEC. 7, 1871 (On south side of base): SHILOH (On east side of base): VICKSBURG (On west side of base): GETTYSBURG (On base, above relief plaque:) IN MEMORY OF THOSE BRAVE MEN OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY WHO DIED IN THE WAR TO SAVE THE UNION, 1861-1865

Date

1871

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Intersection of State Routes 36and 68 ; city streets Scioto, Miami & north and south main streets

Creation Date

11/01/1871