01 June 2010 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 3 comments

Today, I spoke to the owner of Headless Billy, who is the owner of the shopping center where Headless Billy resides. He informed me that it has always been his plan to repair Bill and to restore him to capitation and two-handedness. He also said that he plans to hold some sort of a dedication ceremony once the monument has been repaired. Finally, he indicated that he plans on sprucing up the area where Billy resides. All of that news really pleased me because all I have wanted since I discovered the presence of Headless Billy was to see him restored to dignity and to see him back in the public eye. All of that will happen.

I gave the owner Terry Jones’ contact information for the repairs, and told him about Ohio’s upcoming sesquicentennial of the Civil War programs, and he indicated that he would like to see Headless Billy’s re-dedication as part of the Sesquicentennial. I told him that I would be happy to try to help make that happen since I am a member of the Commission.

I will now sit back and watch, as I am confident that Headless Billy is in good hands and that his present steward has only Billy’s best interests in mind. I will keep you all posted as to his progress.

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  1. Wed 09th Jun 2010 at 4:39 am

    Nicely done, Eric, and good timing. Now you’ve given the owner a target date to meet, and let him know interested others will be anticipating repairs. Obviously, his spending (more) money on the statue was not a top priority, and there was no reason for that to change anytime soon.

    I wonder who has the head.


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