Civil War Memorial - Pittsfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 26.901 W 073° 15.225
18T E 643602 N 4701035
Quick Description: The Civil War Memorial is located in on the town common in the center of downtown Pittsfield, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2013 4:50:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMH7JQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 7

Long Description:

A 10.25' high bronze sculpture of a Civil War color sergeant is standing upright while holding a flag on his right side with both hands. He is wearing a moustache, cap, and short jacket. A sword hangs from his left hip. The statue was sculpted by Launt Thompson.

The pink and gray granite base is 15' high by 5.25' square. Around the top it is adorned with wreaths and garlands. The west side has a dedication and a bronze relief plaque with the United States coat of arms. The east side has a dedication and a bronze relief plaque with the Massachusetts coat of arms. The north and south sides have bronze plaques listing the names of citizens from Pittsfield who died in the Civil War.

The monument was sponsored by the Ladies Soldiers Aid Society who raised $3,000 and the City of Pittsfield who appropriated $7,000. The memorial was dedicated in September 1872.

The west base is contains the dedication:

FOR THE DEAD
A TRIBUTE
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FOR THE LIVING
A MEMORY
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FOR POSTERITY
AN EMBLEM
OF LOYALTY TO THE FLAG
OF THEIR COUNTRY
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The east base is contains the dedication:

WITH GRATEFUL RECOGNITION
OF THE SERVICES OF ALL HER
SONS
WHO UPHELD THE HONOR AND
INTEGRITY OF OUR BELOVED
COUNTRY
IN HER HOUR OF PERIL
THE TOWN OF PITTSFIELD
ERECTS THIS MONUMENT IN
LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO DIED THAT THE
NATION
MIGHT LIVE

Shield-shaped bronze plaques on the north and south sides are inscribed with a list of regiments and names of those who died during the war:

Plaque I

2nd Reg.
Charles W. Robbins
Michael Mullany

8th Reg.
Charles C. Broad
Daniel S. Mangan

10th Reg.
Haskel Hemenway
Thomas Duffy
Samuel D. Burbank
James Cassidy
Richard s. Corliss
Nelson N. Griffin
Charles Harris
Alfred Hemenway
Gardner C. Hibbard
Michael Hogan
Henry Noble
Richard Ryan

20th Reg.
Lieut. Lansing E. Hibbard
John Merchant
Oliver S. Bates
James Carough
Jonathan Francis
Charles Goodwin
George F. Kelly
James K. Morey
Wilbur Noble
John A. Sloan

21st Reg.
Capt. William H. Clark
Justin S. Cressy
Joclyn A. Garfield
Charles L. Woodward
Henry F. Chamberlain
George W. Jarvis
Hobart R. McIntosh
George E. Menton
Samuel Wright

27th Reg.
Willard L. Merry
Wm. H. Monnier
James S. Bentley
David Bolis
Charles H. Davis
James Donlin
Joseph Goddit
Eleazar Wilbur
James Williams
John Wilson

31th Reg.
Capt. Wm. W. Rockwell
Louis H. Daily
Henry Holder
Edward E. Quigley
George L. Martin
John B. Ross
James Tate
Jonathan F. Harrington Jr.

Other Regs.
Charles M. Shepardson
Byron W. Kellogg
Isaac Johnson

Plaque II

34th Reg.
Lieut. James L. Dempsey
Noah A. Clark
John Casey
Charles H. Dill
William Donnelly
Edgar P. Fairbanks
John Grady
Nelson Harwood
Thomas Leeson
John Shaw

37th Reg.
Miles H. Blood
Oliver C. Hooker
Patrick Hussey
Robert Reinhart
Elbert O. Hemenway

49th Reg.
Allen M. Dewey
James B. Bull
Luther M. Davis
Seth R. Jones
Daniel M. Joyner
Samuel G. Noble
Charles E. Platt
William Taylor
Charles F. Videtto

54th Reg.
Eli Franklin
Levi Bird
John Van Blake
Henry Wilson

57th Reg.
Geo. H. Hodge
William G. Bourne
Chester H. Daniels
Lowell Daniels
Horace Danyon
Peter Monney
Patrick Thornton
Lester Tyler

61th Reg.
Thomas d. Beebe
Martin F. Mallison
Charles T. Chapman
Hiram S. Gray
Michael Hanley
John F. Hills
John P. Ober
Edward O. Roberts
Giles Taylor
Abram Malcolm
Charles Ollinger
Allen Pritchard
Timothy Reardon

Other Regs
Capt. Henry H. Sears
James Donahue
John W. Smith

Date Installed or Dedicated: 9/15/1872

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Ladies Soldiers Aid Society and the City of Pittsfield

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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