Civil War Monument - Concord, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 27.660 W 071° 20.956
19T E 306845 N 4703636
Quick Description: Concord's Civil War Monument is located in the middle of Monument Square in the center of the Town.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 4:59:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMFPMK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A 30' high granite obelisk with bronze plaques in the center of Concord, MA is dedicated to the memory of the Civil war veterans who were born, lived of were buried in Concord. The monument was designed by Hammatt Billings and erected in 1866, shortly after the Civil War ended, and dedicated on April 19, 1867.

Granite blocks are arranged on a large square granite base. The north and south sides of the base have granite inscriptions while the east and west faces have bronze plaques.

The north face of the monument is inscribed in raised granite letters:

1861
TO
1865.

The south face of the monument is inscribed in raised granite letters:

FAITHFUL
UNTO
DEATH.

An east facing bronze plaque contains the dedication:

TOWN OF CONCORD
BUILDS THIS MOMUMENT
IN HONOR OF
THE BRAVE MEN
WHOSE NAME IT BEARS
AND RECORDS
WITH GRATEFUL PRIDE
THAT THEY FOUND HERE
A BIRTHPLACE, HOME OR GRAVE,
1866

A west facing bronze plaque contains a three column list of names of those who died and the following inscription:

THEY DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
WAR OF THE REBELLION

First Column:

U.S. ARMY
MAJ. AMIEL W. WIMPLE
MAJ. GEN. U.S. VOLS.
CAPT. DANIEL FORSTER U.S. VOLS.
CHAPLAIN JAMES MEAND
CHAPLAIN WILLIAM C. WHITCOMB
_________________________________
2D MASS. VOLS.
THOMAS CAREY
_________________________________
9TH MASS. VOLS.
CAPT. JAMES E. MCCAFFERTY, JR.
MARTIN LYNCH
_________________________________
12TH MASS. VOLS.
PAUC C. KITTREDGE
_________________________________
16TH MASS. VOLS.
HERMAN FLINT
_________________________________
20TH MASS. VOLS.
CHARLES BRIGHAM
EDWARD C. GARRITY
JOHN McDONOUGH
_________________________________
24TH MASS. VOLS.
CHARLES A. LAWRENCE
_________________________________
26TH MASS. VOLS.
JAMES M. BILLINGS
CHARLES H. BROWN
THOMAS McGUIRE
_________________________________

Second Column:

29TH MASS. VOLS.
LIEUT. EZRA RIPLEY
_________________________________
32D MASS. VOLS.
COL. GEORGE L. PRESCOTT
SERG'T CHARLES APPLETON
CORP'L WILLIAM J. DAMON
FRANCIS BUTTRICK
BARNEY CLARK
GEORGE B. ERSKINE
JONAS E. MELVIN
JAMES THOMPSON
_________________________________
38TH MASS. VOLS.
BERTRAND BURGESS
EDWIN C. PROCTOR
_________________________________
40TH MASS. VOLS.
GEORGE J. CARR
CHARLES B. HANNAFORD
ALONZO FRANCIS MUNROE
_________________________________
47TH MASS. VOLS.
SERG'T FRANKLIN M. GREGORY
CORP'L ERASTUS H. KINGSBURY
OLIVER M. RICHARDS
_________________________________
53D MASS. VOLS.
CHARLES W. STUART

Third Column:

56TH MASS. VOLS.
MICHAEL MURRAY
_________________________________
59TH MASS. VOLS.
SERG'T HENRY CARLEY SMITH
RICHARD R. CLARK
GEORGE POLAND
_________________________________
1ST MASS. ARTILLERY
PAUL A. DUDLEY
ASA H. MELVIN
SAMUEL MELVIN
CHARLES NEALEY
_________________________________
1ST MASS. CAVALRY
THOMAS DOYLE
_________________________________
4TH MASS. CAVALRY
FREDRICK J. TARBELL
_________________________________
7TH MAINE VOLS.
SERG'T JAMES S. FERNALD
_________________________________
1ST MICHIGAN VOLS.
ALDEN BUTTRION
_________________________________
11TH OHIO VOLS.
CORP'L CHARLES HOSMER WRIGHT

Date Installed or Dedicated: 4/19/1867

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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