OOSI Sculpture

James B. McPherson Monument

August 22nd, 1881 / Louis T. Rebisso / Clyde

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Civil War veterans and Clyde citizens had struggled unsuccessfully for more than a decade to raise funds for a memorial worthy of General McPherson, the highest-ranking Union officer killed in the Civil War. The catalyst for reaching their goal finally came in the spring of 1876.

McPherson is dressed in Civil War era military attire. His proper right arm is extended and pointing to the Southwest; his proper left arm is bent at the elbow and holds field glasses. His proper right leg is forward and rests on a broken cannon while a sword hangs at his hip.

Location: North east corner, State Routes 20 and 101

County

: Sandusky

Citation

: Louis T. Rebisso, “James B. McPherson Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed September 22, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/423.

Dublin Core

Title

James B. McPherson Monument

Description

Civil War veterans and Clyde citizens had struggled unsuccessfully for more than a decade to raise funds for a memorial worthy of General McPherson, the highest-ranking Union officer killed in the Civil War. The catalyst for reaching their goal finally came in the spring of 1876.

McPherson is dressed in Civil War era military attire. His proper right arm is extended and pointing to the Southwest; his proper left arm is bent at the elbow and holds field glasses. His proper right leg is forward and rests on a broken cannon while a sword hangs at his hip.

Date

August 22nd, 1881

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

North east corner

Location Street

State Routes 20 and 101

Installation Date

August 22nd, 1881