Soldiers' Monument - Wilbraham, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 07.338 W 072° 25.869
18T E 712345 N 4666549
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located on the town green at the intersection of Springfield and Main Streets in Wilbraham. It honors Civil War veterans from Wilbraham.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2011 4:46:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMCP1R
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Soldiers' Monument is a 6' high granite sculpture of a Civil War soldier set on top of a 22' high granite base. The soldier is standing upright with his rifle turned sideways and held vertically with the barrel centered in front of him and with the butt resting on the ground by his right foot. He is grasping the barrel with both hands, his left hand above his right.

The base consists of two parts. The light colored pedestal sits on a set of three gray granite squares laid on top of each other to form steps. The square ornate pedestal flairs out at the bottom. The upper part is circular tapered cylinder. Each side of the base contains the name of a battle and a bronze plaque.

Counterclockwise from the front, the inscriptions are:



GETTYSBURG

TO
THE MEN OF WILBRAHAM
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WAR WHICH PRESERVED
THE UNION AND DESTROYED
SLAVERY. THIS MONUMENT
ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE
MEMORY OF THEIR PATRIOTIC
SERVICE
1861-1865
ERECTED BY LUCIA STEBBINS
IN THE NAME OF HER HUSBAND
S. FOSKIT M.D.
1894

ANTIETAM

{names of Wilbraham soldiers}

APPOMATTOX

{names of Wilbraham soldiers}

PETERSBURG

{names of Wilbraham soldiers}

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1894

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Lucia Stebbins (private citizen)

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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