1869 Civil War Monument - Shrewsbury, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 17.805 W 071° 42.838
19T E 276274 N 4686292
Quick Description: The 1869 Civil War Monument is located on the Town Green on Main Street in downtown Shrewsbury, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 5:37:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMFQ1R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 1

Long Description:
The 1869 Civil War Monument is made of marble and has a shaft that tapers as it rises to 20' high from a 4' square by 5' decorated and inscribed bottom. The monument sits on a stepped base. The lower part of the monument is inscribed, counter-clockwise, with the phrase:

ERECTED 1869. - IN HONOR OF OUR SOLDIERS - THEY FELL IN THE WAR OF 1861-65 - WE CHERISH THEIR MEMORY

Above the inscription on each side of the monument are the names of 28 citizens of Shrewsbury, seven to a side, in alphabetical order, inscribed in raised letters, who died in the Civil War.

Front:

EDWARD A. ANDREWS
ALBERT W. CAREY
HORATIO A. CUTTING
SILAS N. CATER
HIRAM W. DOANE
THOS. B. EATON
LEANDER FAY

Left side:

NATHAN B. GARFIELD
CHAS. F. GLEASON
FRANK L. HAPGOOD
HOLLIS HOLDEN
AMASA S. HYDE
JOHN F. HOWE
MICHAEL O'LAUGHLIN

Back:

ALONZO B. LOUKS
CALVIN C. PRATT
FRANKLIN J. PERRY
ALFRED F. PORTER
CHAS. F. RICE
EDWARD P. RICHARDSON
GEO. W.B. SAWYER

Right side:

ELIJAH SMITH
GEO. E. SPRAGUE
HENRY A. SAWTELL
JONAS M. WHEELOCK
WM. H. WILLSON
CHAS. C. WARD ADJT.
J.J. WITHERBEE M.D.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1869

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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