Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument
History coming soon
➤ Articles on the Building of the Monument (1880 and 1881)
➤ Dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, May 31, 1883
➤ Poem from Dedication Ceremony, May 31, 1883
➤ View 1881 City Ordinance "For the Protection and Preservation of the Paxton Fountain and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument."
➤ Original location on the Capitol Square, corner of 16th and Chapline Street.
➤ 1956, Leatherwood "Cloverleaf"
➤ 1956-October 1958, Linsly Thedah Place Campus
➤ October 1958-July 2018, Wheeling Park
➤ August 2018-present, West Virginia Independence Hall
Site where statue was located at Wheeling Park:
Materials in the Wheeling Room: (non-circulating, ask for access at Reference Desk)
➤ Vertical File: Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument
➤ Vertical File: Wheeling Monuments: A-Z
Materials in the Library's Archives:
➤ Archives Vertical File: Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument (Photographs)
➤ Soldiers' Monument Poem, Leighton, William, 1883 (Rare Books Collection)
Archives Blog: Archiving Wheeling
➤ The Case for Moving Wheeling’s Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument