Civil War Monument - Ashfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 31.707 W 072° 47.326
18T E 681610 N 4710821
Quick Description: The Civil War Monument is located at the southern tip of Ashfield Plain Cemetery in Ashfield, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 4:25:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMH80Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The small town of Ashfield has a striking monument in honor of its citizens who lost their lives during the Civil War. A 10' high by 4' by 2' marble sculpture of a Union soldier, by an unknown artist, is depicted looking straight ahead while standing at parade rest. The soldier is wearing a cap, knee length coat and cape. He is wearing a kit on the left side of his belt and is holding a rifle vertically in front with both hands on the barrel, left over right. His left foot extends over the edge of the marble plinth.

The multi-tiered base is about 12 feet high by 6' wide by 4' deep. The lower part two tiers are made of gray granite. The upper two tiers are made of pink granite. The top pink tier has the names of those who died in the Civil War:

REUBEN W. TAYLOR
CASPAR LILLY
LEWIS ELDREDGE
SYLVESTER HOWES
WILLIAM O. WILLIS
EDWARD F. HALE
LAFAYETTE F. EDDY
MILO F. WARREN
JOEL WING
ELON S. WILLIAMS
EPHRAIM P. TAYLOR
R. BEMENT SMITH

The lower pink tier has the inscription:

IN MEMORY OF ASHFIELD SOLDIERS
1861 - 1865
PRESENTED BY SAMUEL WILLIAMS

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1917

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Samuel Williams

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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