Civil War Monument - Charlton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 08.039 W 071° 58.197
19T E 254541 N 4668922
Quick Description: The Charlton Civil War Monument is located in front of the Charlton Public Library on Main Street (Route 31).
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2013 8:46:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMHAXT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A 15' high granite stepped obelisk has high relief sculpture of a uniformed Union Civil War soldier is shown standing at parade rest holding a rifle by the barrel left hand over right. He has a canteen on his right side, a sword on his left hip, and a knapsack on his right hip. Above his head is an eagle with its wings spread perching on a pair of olive branches. Above the eagle is a shield. At the top is a sphere surrounded with leaves and flowers.

The obelisk rest on a 7.75' square granite base. The monument was commissioned by William H. Dexter, carved by sculptor T. J. McAuliffe. Martin Wilson was the contractor and the monument was dedicated on Memorial Day 1903.

Below the carving is the dedication:

ERECTED BY
WILLIAM H. DEXTER
A NATIVE OF CHARLTON,
AS A TRIBUTE TO SOLDIERS WHO
DIED IN THEIR COUNTRY'S SERVICE.
1861 - 1865

The north side contains the following list of regiments, names and companies:

1ST REGT. INF.
WILSON D. STONE CO. I.

2ND REGT. INF.
EDWIN TAYLOR CO. E.

15TH REGT. INF.
CORP. ELLIOT H. ROBBINS CO. E.
ORMAN STEVENS CO. D.
GEORGE P. DAVIS CO. E.
HERBERT N. FULLER CO. E.
ALBERT L. WILLIAMS CO. E.
HENRY W. DUNN CO. H.

18TH REGT. INF.
JOHN A. CASS CO. H.

21TH REGT. INF.
HARRY MARCH CO. D.

22TH REGT. INF.
ELBRIDGE F. PERRY CO. K.
CHARLES F. SANGER CO. K.
EDWARD SILK CO. K.

24TH REGT. INF.
LUTHER SPOONER CO. I.
FREDERICK E. YOUNG CO. I.

The south side contains the following list of regiments, names and companies:

25TH REGT. INF.
CALVIN J. DARLING CO. D.
WILLIAM O'CONNELL CO. D.
FRANCIS CLARK CO. E.
WILLIAM H. KENNEY CO. E.
SERGT. WILLIAM J. BOND CO. K.

34TH REGT. INF.
ELISHA W. BUXTON CO. H.

36TH REGT. INF.
1ST SERGT. LIVINGSTONE MOWER CO. G.
CORP. ANDREW MOORE CO. G.
HEZEKIAH ALDRICH CO. G.
PATRICK GILLESPIE CO. G.
VAN BUREN MCKINSTRY CO. G.

51TH REGT. INF.
CORP. CORNELIUS P. DAVIS CO. H.
MANSON GOULD CO. H.
ALVIN B. DUGAR.

57TH REGT. INF.
CHARLES H. WAITE

61TH REGT. INF.
LEVI MAXWELL CO. H.

2ND REGT. CAV.
LAWSON J. LAWRENCE. CO. G.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1903

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: William H. Dexter

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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