Civil War Monument "Victory" - Great Barrington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 11.620 W 073° 21.803
18T E 635130 N 4672575
Quick Description: The Great Barrington, MA Civil War monument is locate in front of the Town Hall on Main Street, Route 7.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2012 6:58:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMFNGA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The Great Barrington Civil War monument is an 8' high bronze sculpture of the goddess "Victory" standing an a gold globe resting on top of a 15' brownstone base. "Victory" is wearing a flowing gown and has has her wings outstretched. In her right arm is held straight out and in her hand she holds a golden laurel wreath. In her left hand she holds a gold olive branch.

The figure was sculpted by Truman Howe Bartlett and designed by John H. Coffing. The founder for the sculpture was Thiebaut Freres of Paris. The monument was dedicated in 1876.

On front of the base the dedication is inscribed in gilded letters. It reads:

A TRIBUTE
OF HONOR AND GRATITUDE
TO HER CITIZENS WHO FOUGHT
FOR LIBERTY AND UNION
1861-1865
ERECTED BY THE TOWN OF
GREAT BARRINGTON
1876

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1876

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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