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Spirit of '98

Artist

Frank L. Jirouch

Artwork Owner
Ohio Statehouse
Description:

This statue of a soldier, titled The Spirit of '98, commemorates the men who fought in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition (1898-1920). This memorial marks the shift from “hero worship” to a more egalitarian and inclusive understanding of our past conflicts.

This statue of a soldier, titled The Spirit of '98, commemorates the men who fought in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition (1898-1920). This memorial marks the shift from “hero worship” to a more egalitarian and inclusive understanding of our past conflicts.

Dates

Made: 1928
Dedicated: 1928

Plaque Text

"The Spirit of '98, erected by the State of Ohio, to honor the memory of the Ohio veterans of the Spanish American war, the war of Philipine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition 1898-1902. Dedicated June 23, 1928, "the cause which triumphed through their valor will live.""

Categories
Sculpture
Address:

1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Franklin County
614-752-9777 (phone)
Venue Website

Materials

Bronze

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