Located on the North Plaza (Broad Street)
As the last remaining Civil War veterans began to die, members of Ohio GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) posts worried that soon there would be no one left to remember those who had died in battle. The surviving members of the Joshua M. Wells Post No. 451, Department of Ohio, GAR, Columbus, Ohio, created the this plaque in 1909.
Ere Long Memorial
ERE - LONG
THE LAST COMRADE OF THE OLD ARMY
WILL HAVE ANSWERED
TO THE FINAL ROLL CALL.
DESIRING TO PERPETUATE IN LIVING MEMORY
THE SERVICES RENDERED IN DEFENSE OF
THEIR COUNTRY AND FLAG FROM 1861 TO 1865
BY THE COMRADES OF JOSHUA M. WELLS POST
NUMBER 451, DEPARTMENT OF OHIO
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
WE, THE SURVIVING COMRADES OF THE POST
HAVE PLANTED AND DEDICATED THIS TREE
IN F. C. AND L. NOVEMBER 3, 1909