Unknown Fallen Heroes Monument - Northampton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 19.593 W 072° 37.714
18T E 695394 N 4688757
Quick Description: A monument dedicated to fallen heroes lying in unknown graves is located in Bridge Street Cemetery in Northampton., MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2013 4:09:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMGEMQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
A beautifully carved monument in Bridge Street Cemetery was erected on by public subscription. A 10' high by 4' wide by 1.5' thick rough cut granite stele monument rests on a 6' by 3' by 1' granite plinth. The monument is sculpted on both sides. The front has bas relief carvings of a rifle, flag, cap, belt and sword. On the base are the dates 1861 -1865. The center portion contains the inscription is raised capital letters:

IN MEMORY
OF
OUR HEROIC DEAD
WHO LIE
IN UNKNOWN GRAVES

The back has a bas relief sculpture of an anchor, cannon and cannon balls. Between the anchor and the cannon is the inscription:

ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
DEDICATED
MAY 30, 1908

Below at the base is inscribed G.A.R.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1908

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Public subscription

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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