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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ohio Civil War Monument - Lookout Mountain

Ohio Civil War Monument - Lookout Mountain

Erected by the State of Ohio in memory of the Ohio troops that were engaged in the Battle of Lookout Mountain Tennessee, Nov 24, 1863. It is one of three monuments located near the Craven's house halfway up the mountain.

A tall shaft is atop a two-tiered base. At the top of the shaft is an eagle with outspread wings. Around the base of the shaft are four bronze plaques. The relief on the front plaque depicts a female figure, symbolic of Peace. On the rear plaque is a relief of a standing soldier. Extending from the base towards the street is a stone staircase.

Ohio Civil War Monument - Lookout Mountain

At a cost of $20,000, this monument was erected by the veterans of three brigades in commemoration of their participation in the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, 1863. The Second, Twelfth and Fourteenth army corps were involved.

Ohio Civil War Monument - Lookout Mountain

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