Dayton Veterans Soldiers Monument

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Dayton Veterans Soldiers Monument

Dayton Veterans Soldiers Monument. This monument is located atop the central mound at the Dayton National Cemetery on the grounds of the former National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Central Branch. Originally called the Dayton Asylum, the home was situated on a large complex for Civil War veterans. Construction of the monument began in 1873 and is comprised of a marble column mounted on a granite base and crowned with an ornamental cap. Four statues of soldiers are placed on the base of the monument and represent the branches of the military including infantry, cavalry, artillery, and naval. Two artillery cannons are at either side of the base. A statue of a soldier standing at parade rest adorns the top of the column. The pillar column was designed by famous architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, and was one of the original colonnades from the United States Bank of Philadelphia. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1877, and covers a time capsule. President Rutherford B. Hayes delivered the dedication address before an assembled crowd of 20,000 visitors on September 12, 1877. The inscription on the front of the monument addresses the soldiers with a bible verse, "These were honorable men from their generations". The inscription on the back reads, "To our fallen comrades".

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  • Created by: K Guy
  • Added: 28 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19565318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dayton Veterans Soldiers Monument (1877–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19565318, citing Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .