Thanks to the Free Press Standard, Carroll County's hometown paper, for this
video of the 2011 Memorial Day celebration at the Civil War Monument
Erected in 1871, the years had not been kind to this piece of Ross
Township Civil War history. Originally close to 40 feet tall, the
structure's current height of 21 feet bears testimony to the irreparable
damage done by strip mining in the area. Although the mining company
replaced the damaged stone column, at least nine feet is missing. The
base of the structure was also damaged and replaced.
The Mooretown Restoration Committee, formed in 2010, has been
busy over the last year getting the monument as well as the grounds
back in shape for visitors to come and take part in this piece of Ohio's
Civil War history. On Memorial Day 2011 more than 400 visitors took
part in the first event scheduled to celebrate and remember. The
Committee invites you to click on each of the links below to find out
more about the Mooretown Monument, see how the restoration
progress is coming and share your memories of this important part of
the area's history.
The Links below will take you to more information regarding the
Mooretown Monument as well as the commemoration of the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War.
Please contact our webservant at Lasting Impressions if you discover linking problems or other technical glitches.
For information about the monument, click the contact us button above.