Soldiers Monument. Greenfield, Massachusetts
Posted by: WN1E
N 42° 35.260 W 072° 36.040
18T E 696873 N 4717817
Quick Description: Monument erected by the Town of Greenfield to honor their citizens who fought to suppress the Great Rebellion, 1861-1865.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2008 6:56:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM5CAQ
This monument was paid for and erected with funds from the Town of Greenfield in 1870. The total cost was $8,902 of which $7,000 went to the artist, James Goodwin Batterson.
The monument was dedicated October 6, 1870.
The only inscription is on the front of the monument and reads:
ERECTS THIS MONUMENT
IN GRATEFUL HONOR TO HER
WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES
IN SUPPRESSING THE GREAT REBELLION
AND FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE
The monument consists of an Eagle strangling serpents in their nest. The eagle nest sits atop a granite column that rests on a granite base.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 10/06/1870
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town Of Greenfield, MA
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union
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