Soldiers Monument. Greenfield, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 16

Long Description:
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:

GREENFIELD
ERECTS THIS MONUMENT
IN GRATEFUL HONOR TO HER
PATRIOTIC SONS
WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES
IN SUPPRESSING THE GREAT REBELLION
AND FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE
NATIONAL UNION
1861-5.

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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