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This is an artists rendition of the Cleveland Soldiers's and Sailors' Monument located on Public Square.

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This is a photo of the newly renovated interior of the Monument.

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This is a photo of the Advance Guard Grouping with the Terminal Tower in background.

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This is a photo of the outside of the monument.

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These are examples of the Honored Veterans that are listed on the Tablet Walls.

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This is a photo of the newly renovated stained glass windows on the interior of the Monument.

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This is a photo of the Mortor Practice Grouping with the Terminal Tower in background.

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This is a photo of the newly renovated stained glass windows on the interior of the Monument.

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This is a photo of the Ohio Historical Marker for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.

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What is the Soldier's and Sailors' Monument ?


The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument commemorates the American Civil War; it consists of a 125' column surrounded at its base by a Memorial Room and esplanade. The column, topped with a statue of the Goddess of Freedom, defended by the Shield of Liberty, signifies the essence of the Nation for which Cuyahoga County veterans were willing to and did give their lives. Four bronze groupings on the esplanade depict, in battle scenes, the Navy, Artillery, Infantry and Cavalry.

Inside the Memorial Room are four bronze relief sculptures:  Women's Soldiers' and Sailors' Aid Society,  Beginning of the War in Ohio, Emancipation of the Slaves and End of the War  at City Point, Va. , as well as busts of Gen. James Barnett and Architect/ Sculptor Levi T. Scofield, together with 6 officers, who were either killed in action,  or died of disease or their wounds.

The column is made of polished black, Quincy stone with 6 foliated bronze bands listing the names of 30 battles in which soldiers from this County fought. The Memorial Room is constructed of rough finished, light gray granite and light brown Amherst sandstone; the esplanade and steps of Medina red sandstone.

The interior of this old Monument built in 1894 has just been gloriously rehabilitated with its original coloration restored, new lighting, heating, air conditioning and ADA access.  

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