Meeting a SUVCW brother in Ohio

Warren Doyle & Bill Nash

Warren Doyle & Bill Nash

Statue of James A. Garfield by Alexander Doyle

Statue of James A. Garfield by Alexander Doyle

Last week I wrote about meeting the homeless man at the Lincoln statue in Cleveland. Well, I met another man while in Cleveland. His name is Warren Doyle. He serves as a docent at the Cleveland Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument. Immediately we both struck up a conversation. We both discovered we are army veterans. We also found out the we both are members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I am a member of the General Israel B. Richardson Camp (Camp 2), Department of Michigan- and he is a member of the James A. Garfield Camp (Camp 142), Department of Ohio. He is a most gracious tour- guide. The visit inside the monument was interesting and time well spent. One of the really interesting things Mr. Doyle told me was that it was his ancestor Alexander Doyle-who was the sculptor of the James A. Garfield statue inside Garfield’s tomb (as pictured). Wow! I wasn’t expecting that! Alexander Doyle is world-renowned for his works. So, immediately after leaving the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument- it was off to the Garfield Tomb/Monument in Lake View Cemetery.

So I met two persons that day in Cleveland. One was a homeless gentleman (never got his name)- the other was Mr. Warren Doyle. I must say I enjoyed having met both. More to follow…

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