According to previous notice, a number of the citizens of the county met at the Court House on Tuesday evening last, to take into consideration the subject of erecting a monument for the soldiers of the county, killed or deceased during the war, whereupon W. C. Howells was called to the chair, and D. S. Wade elected Secretary.
After consultation and remarks by Messrs. Howells, Cadwell Kellogg, and others, on motion of Mr. Cadwell the following resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, That an association now be formed to be called the “Ashtabula County Soldier’s Monument Association.”
2d. That the officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
After further consideration, on motion of Mr. Kellogg, it was voted that a Committee of five be appointed, of which the chairman of this meeting shall be chairman, whose business shall be to report a plan of operations, etc., at an adjourned meeting. The following are the Committee: W. C. Howells, Abner Kellogg, E. A. Wright, S. McIntyre and D. Cadwell. On motion, the meeting adjourned until Tuesday evening, June 24th, 1862. The meeting will be held at the Court House, and it is hoped that persons from all parts of the county will wake an interest in this matter, as the people can engage in no more worthy object than to erect a monument to the memory of the heroes who sacrificed their lives upon the alter of their country.
W. C. HOWELLS, Pres’t,
D. S. Wade, Sec’y, June 17, 1862.
This article was published in the “Ashtabula Sentinel”
Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio 25 June 1862
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The newspaper is on microfilm at the Ashtabula Public Library.
This is part of a series on the Civil War in Ashtabula County as was reported in the Ashtabula Sentinel.