Covering the Land of Lincoln

The windows of Civil War

The First Presbyterian Church in Urbana has a Civil War window on the balcony at the back of the sanctuary.

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This photo collage shows the first universalist church in Woodstock.

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The historic Ohio marker is pictured in the First Universalist Church in Woodstock.

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Publisher’s Note: This is one in a series of historical articles relating to Champaign County’s role in the Civil War. The articles lead to a rededication ceremony for the man on the monument in Urbana on December 5th at 3pm

URBANA – The First Presbyterian Church in Urbana has a Civil War window on the balcony at the back of the sanctuary. It is part of a group of three windows. The window dedicated to William M. Patrick shows a campsite scene. The circle at the top of the window has two swords and a wreath. The lettering stands for G. Company, 3rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Corp.

At the bottom of the window are the words “In memory of William M. Patrick, August 3, 1862”.

It is possible that his regiment was in West Virginia at the time of his death, and the scene depicted in glass is that camp.

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WOODSTOCK – Rev. George Messenger and his ward built First Universalist Church in Woodstock in June 1844. The second and current building was built in 1895.

The front window of the church commemorates the men of the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry recruited from Champaign County during the Civil War. Woodstock, in Rush Township, contributed more of his sons to the Union cause per capita than any other parish in the county. One of these sons was Oliver P. Colwell, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in February 1865 and who is buried in Woodstock Cemetery.

The First Presbyterian Church in Urbana has a Civil War window on the balcony at the back of the sanctuary.

This photo collage shows the first universalist church in Woodstock.

The historic Ohio marker is pictured in the First Universalist Church in Woodstock.

Information from Hayla Parker

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