Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
VST #3 The Brigade - OU0866

 A monument to the first of their kind in the North.

Hidden by  Those_guys

N 39° 05.733' W 84° 30.515' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Ohio
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 08 July 2015
 Date Created: 08 July 2015
 Last Modified: 12 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU0866


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2218 Visitors
0 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

The Black Brigade was formed in 1862 to construct barricades to defend Cincinnati from Confederate attack. Initially, members of the Black Brigade were forced into service. Then, after a public outcry, 718 African-American men volunteered for the service and formed The Black Brigade which, alongside many other local soldiers, successfully built the critical fortifications in Northern Kentucky.

Take time to walk through this monument. There is much more  to be learned from the many plaques along the route.

A little known fact about the two statues at the end. We had records and photos of what Col. Dickson looked like, but nothing on the soldier who was presented the sword. It was chosen to have the soldier made in the young likeness of the honorable William Mallory, Sr for his efforts to make this monument a reality.

To log this cache, you must enter the answer to the following question in the password: What is resting on the table at the beginning of the monument?

The Virtual Segway Tour Series

#1 Virtual Segway Tour
#2 Smale Park
#3 The Brigade
#4 Our Queen
#5 Yeatmans Cove
#6 L & N Pedestrian Bridge
#7 Losantaville
#8 The Golden Arches
#9 International Gardens
#10 So Shiny!
#11 Woodhenge
#12 Air, Water, Wind
#13 What is That?
#14 How high can it go?
#15 Time to Cool Off


#1 Virtual Segway Tour

#2 Smale Park

#3 The Brigade

#4 Our Queen

#5 Yeatmans Cove

#6 L & N Pedestrian Bridge

 #7 Losantaville

#8 The Golden Arches

#9 International Gardens

#10 So Shiny!

#11 Woodhenge

#12 Air, Water, Wind

#13 What is That?

#14 How high can it go?

#15 Time to Cool Off

Additional Waypoints

 Symbol   Type   Coordinates  Description
Interesting PlaceN 39° 05.739'
W 84° 30.467'
 Duke Energy Swings. Great place to rest and watch the river life float by. 


Find caches nearby on OCNA (radius 100 mi): All  Searchable   
Find Geocaches on:   

When downloading this file, you accept our Terms of Use.

Log Entries    {{found}} 1x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 06 June 2016 TommyGator Found it

My thirteenth VST find this afternoon, and the place was teeming with other folks enjoying the pleasant evening.  I saw a related historical marker as I biked along the path earlier in the series, but this monument is a whole lot cooler.  Many thanks!
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The Colonel does some caching
The Colonel does some caching