Meigs County Civil War Memorial
After the Civil War ended in 1865, many soldiers had lost their lives in the conflict. To dedicate the memory of the people of Meigs County who had died in the fighting, a memorial was created. The statue is of a soldier sitting upon a stack of logs holding a rifle. Along the sides are the names of those Meigs County residents who sacrificed there lives during the war.
Backstory and Context
The statue is of a civil war soldier, presumably a Union soldier, sitting upon a stack of wood while holding a rifle. The side panels are lists of the names of the soldiers who perished in the war. In front of the statue is a Spanish cannon donated to the county from General S.W. Fountain in 1925. Beside the cannon is a memorial bench also commemorating the lives of the soldiers.
The statue was completed in October 1871 with the unveiling happening later the same month. Around 2,500 people attended the dedication ceremony. This monument is one of the last original construction projects built in Pomeroy. Economic decline has made it difficult for new construction projects. The monument still stands today and is apart of the Pomeroy historic district.
Fischer Jr., William. Meigs County Civil War Memorial. The Historical Marker Database. March 22, 2010. Accessed February 25, 2019. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=28964.
Hawley, Sarah. Throwback Thursday: Civil War Monument. The Daily Sentinel. July 25, 2018. Accessed February 24, 2019. https://www.mydailysentinel.com/news/28511/throwback-thursday-civil-war-monument.