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Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument

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Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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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:


Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument

Additional Resources

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

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