Civil War Monument - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 07.309 W 072° 33.999
18T E 701145 N 4666167
Quick Description: The Civil War Monument is located Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2012 4:45:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMFAMC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:

On a hill top in Oak Grove Cemetery there is an area of grave sites for Civil War veterans. In the middle of these graves there is a Civil War Monument.

A 10' high granite statue, by an unknown artist, depicts a standing moustached Civil War soldier wearing a Union uniform with a waist length jacket and belt. He is holding a flag nearly vertically in his left hand. The flag extends several feet above his head. In his right hand he holds a sword with the blade touching the top of his his right foot.

The granite base is about 15' high and 4' by 4' square. The shaft rests on top of three steps. The top of the shaft is ringed with stars. The lower part of the base has a relief of crossed rifles and a canteen. The highest step has the inscription:

1861 - 1865

The shaft has the inscription:

THEY
SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Springfield

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

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