Union Soldier Monument In Wood County?< < Back to
Wood County has a monument recognizing Confederate Civil War veterans. But there's nothing to commemorate the county's Union soldiers.
Mary Jo Blythe with the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society and Cynthia Buskirk with the Wood County Historic Landmarks Commission are working to change that.
Blythe says that there was an effort in the early 1900s to erect a Union monument. But the project never materialized.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy's local chapter erected the Confederate monument in 1908.
Blythe says about 3,000 men from Wood County fought for the Union, while about 1,000 fought for the Confederacy.
She says a Union monument would cost about $100,000.