Civil War Obelisk - Brimfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 07.345 W 072° 11.990
18T E 731467 N 4667163
Quick Description: An obelisk to honor Civil War veterans from Brimfield is located on the Town Common.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2011 6:07:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMD2PT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 2

Long Description:

1866, one year after the Civil War ended, the Town of Brimfield erected an obelisk to honor the citizens of Brimfield who served in the war. A 25' high monument and four cannons are surrounded by a fence, each section of which is attached by a Civil War cannon, on the Town Common. One face of the obelisk contains the dedication. The other three faces contain a list of names. On all four sides of the shaft of the obelisk is a shield with the date 1866. The inscriptions are:

1866

OUR COUNTRY
DEFENDERS IN
THE WAR OF
THE REBELLION

ERECTED
BY THE TOWN

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1866

H.M. SMITH
C.H. DIMICK
JA's. CROSBY
A.W. LATHAM
H.W. ROBINSON
SILAS PHELPS

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1866

C.W. ALLEN
Wm. KENNEY
P. PARKER
C.E. ALEXANDER
J. CRONIN
P. BARRY

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1866

H.W. KING
C.W. PAIGE
R.A. PARKER
E.E. PARKER
E.F. MANNING
A.N. MANNING

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1866

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Brimfield

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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