William Henry Harrison Monument
Backstory and Context
The 9th U.S. President and the first from Ohio, William Henry Harrison's sculptures captures him on a horse at the west end of Piatt Park. Harrison, whose home was just west of Cincinnati in North Bend became a war hero for his actions against Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Battle of Thames.
William Henry Harrison started his career in the military and was stationed at Fort Washington in Cincinnati. He was also the military leader in the battle of Tippecanoe where he got his nickname, “Old Tippecanoe”. As commander of the Army of the Northwest, he fought in the War of 1812 and became a war hero from that. In his political career, he served as Governor of the Indiana Territory as well as a U.S. Representative and Senator from Ohio.
The statue of Harrison is in Piatt Park and is made of bronze with a granite pedestal. It is an equestrian statue depicting Harrison as a General. The statue was created by Louis Rebisso and was dedicated in 1896.