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Massachusetts Monument - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 30° 26.967 W 091° 10.122
15R E 675837 N 3370014
Quick Description: Civil War monument in the Baton Rouge National Cemetery placed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor soldiers and sailors from that state serving in the Department of the Gulf during the Civil War.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2009 10:37:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM799K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 1

Long Description:

From cemetery website:

"Massachusetts Monument - A large granite monument erected in 1909 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1908, the legislature authorized the monument in memory of the officers of the 31st and 41st Infantry and the men from Massachusetts who lost their lives in the Department of the Gulf during the Civil War. It was constructed by J. N. White and Sons of first-class Quincy monumental granite at a cost of $5,000. The eagle, Massachusetts seal, etc., are made of bronze."


The monument is inscribed:


In Memory Of

The officers and men of the Federal Army and Navy from Massachusetts who lost their lives in the Department of the Gulf during the Civil War

1861- 1865

That Served In the Department

4th Infantry
26th Infantry    47th Infantry
30th Infantry    48th Infantry
31st Infantry    49th Infantry
38th Infantry    50th Infantry
41st Infantry    52nd Infantry
42nd Infantry   53rd Infantry

2nd Light Battery  7th Light Battery
4th Light Battery   12th Light Battery
6th Light Battery   13th Light Battery
15th Light Battery

Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1908

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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