Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Peabody, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 31.565 W 070° 55.636
19T E 341706 N 4709988
Quick Description: The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is located in Peabody Square in the center of Peabody, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2013 10:45:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMH4Y9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

A 10' high granite sculpture of the allegorical figure of Liberty stands on a globe on top of a 40' by 15' square concrete base. Liberty is wearing a helmet and long flowing robes. She is holding a sword vertically in her right hand.

The sculpture was created by Thomas Crawford and fabricated at the Hallowell Granite Company. It was dedicated on November 10, 1881. The Liberty figure is a copy of the statue by the same sculptor that is installed on top of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington D.C.

The globe, which carries the inscription E PLURIBUS UNAM, sits on top of a round shaft which is decorated at the top. The shaft rests on a square base with inscribed dados flanked by a pair of fasces on all for sides. Below each dados is a significant date.

The south side of base contains the year of dedication, 1881 and is inscribed in recessed block letters:

THE TOWN
TO HER SONS WHO DIED IN THE
GREAT REBELLION
THAT THE
UNION MIGHT BE PRESERVED
---AND---
LIBERTY SECURED FOR ALL

On north face of the base is the date the Civil War ended 1865

On the dado above the date is the following list of names:

ORLANDO E. ALLEY
ROBERT ANDREWS
WILLIAM ANDREWS
SAMPSON W. BOWERS
LEVERETT S. BOYNTON
JOHN W. BOYNTON
SAMUEL BROWN 3D
JAMES H. BRYANT
PHILIP O. BUXTON
THOMAS BUXTON
JAMES BYRNE
THOMAS CAMPSEY
LEWIS P. CLARK
JOHN COSTELLO
JAMES CROWLEY
HENRY H. DEMERRITT
JOHN P. DODGE
JEREMIAH DONOVAN
JOHN FITZBIBBON
ALFTED FRIEND
FRANK GARDNER
JOHN K. GIBBS
LUKE GILMARTIN

On west face of the base is the year of the Emancipation Proclamation 1863

On the dado above the date is the following list of names:

AUSTIN A. MERRICK
ALFRED HORKIRK
JOSEPH S. INGALLS
EBEN J. JOHNSON
HORACE MANNING
JOHN MANNING
JOSEPH B. MAXFIELD
GRGORY T. MORRILL
TYLER MUDGE
DAVID MULCAH
JERMIAH MURPHY
ANDREW D. MURPHY
DANIEL MURRAY
GEORGE W. MASON
THERON P. NEWHALL
PAUL OSBORN
HENRY PARKER
OLIVER PARKER
GEORGE H. PEARTE
JAMES POWERS
JOHN PRICE 3D
JONATHAN PROCTOR
LEONARD REED
RICHARD H. ROOME

On east face of the base is the year the Civil War started 1861

On the dado above the date is the following list of names:

CHAS. H. SAWYER
PATRICK SCANNELL
MOSES SHACKLEY
ALBERT SHEPARD
WILLIAM H. SHOVE
DONALD SILLERS
WILLIAM SILLERS
BENJAMIN A. STONE
JOHN SMITH
JOHN SCOTT
HORACE C. STRAW
TERRENCE THOMAS
CHARLES W. TRASK
GEORGE H. TUCKER
PETER TWISS
JOSHUA VERY
CHARLES S. WARNER
CALEB A. WEBSTER
FREDERICK WEEDEN
WILLIAM J. WHITE
GEORGE C. WHITNEY
SMAUEL WILEY
CHARLES M. WOODBURY

Date Installed or Dedicated: 11/10/1881

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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