Union Township Civil War Monument

Union Township Civil War Monument (HM1MSE)

Location: Milford Center, OH 43045 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.641', W 83° 25.784'

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Front Text: The following notice appeared in the Marysville
Tribune newspaper, February 5, 1873: To Arms! To
Arms! The Monument Association of Union Township
propose holding a Fair and Festival in Milford
Centre on Feb 20 and 21...the proceeds to be applied
to the fund already raised to erect a Monument in
memory of the fallen heroes of Union Tp. Said Monument to be
unveiled on the 30th of May, 1873. It is desired that every citizen
have an opportunity to contribute something in aid of such a worthy
object. It is therefore hoped that every person, male and female,
will send in their donations of such articles as they may have to
lay upon the alter of our departed Heroes. Bring Wheat, Corn,
fancy work, mitts, Hoods, articles for children, anything, to the
value of a horse.... "
On May 30, 2003—130 years later—the Monument Association of
Union Township rededicated the refurbished monument.

Back text:
According to the June 4, 1873 edition of the Marysville Tribune, 179
men from Union Township enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Civil
War. The township also provided 38 "Hundred Days Men." Their
enlistments were 100 days in duration and they were recruited for
what was thought would be the last big push in the summer of 1864
that would topple the Confederacy and end the war. Eleven men from
Union Township were "squirrel hunters," members of a statewide
civilian militia who rushed to Cincinnati to defend it from threatened
invasion by Confederate General Henry Heth in September 1862.
A total of 37 men from Union Township gave their lives for their
country during the Civil War. Seventeen men died in combat, 5
men died from their wounds, and 15 died of disease. The granite
tablets that flank the monument list the names of Civil War
veterans buried in Union Township.
Marker Number10- 80
Year Placed2010
Placed ByUnion Township, Village of Milford Center, Monument Association of Union Township, Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 293125 N 4450272
Decimal Degrees40.17735000, -83.42973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.641', W 83° 25.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 38.46" N, 83° 25' 47.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128 E State St, Milford Center OH 43045, US
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