Civil War Monument - Northbridge. MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.627 W 071° 39.815
19T E 279782 N 4665473
Quick Description: The Northbridge Civil War Monument is located on the town common in the village of Whitinsville at Linwood Avenue and Church Street.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2013 4:33:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMHE97
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Civil War monument in Whitinsville is a bronze and granite structure about 25' tall. Rising from three sided granite base are three Ionic columns supporting an ornate platform topped by a sphere and a bronze eagle with its wings outspread. The sculptor of the monument was Hermon A. MacNeil, A. D. E. Hamlin was the architect, James Anderson the carver and the Booth Brothers were the contractor. The monument was dedicated on August 4, 1905.

Three sided base is decorated with palm leaves and contains the names of twelve battle sites:

FREDRICKSBURG
CHANCELLORSVILLE
GETTYSBURG
BALLS BLUFF
FAIR OAKS
MALVERN HILL
WILDERNESS
ANTIETAM
SPOTTSYLVANIA
COLD HARBOR
PETERSBURG
ANDERSONVILLE

The front is inscribed 1861 and 1865 inside of wreaths. Also, a bas relief of a nude male in front of a flag, holding a shield in his right hand. On either side of the figure is the dedication:

TO THE
MEN OF
NORTH-
BRIDGE

WHO
GAVE
THEIR
LIVES FOR
THEIR
COUNTRY

The other two sided are each inscribed 1861 and 1865 inside of wreaths and have an alphabetical list of names.

First part of the list:

ANDREW ADDISON
HENRY W. AINSWORTH
JAMES ALLEN
ARTHUR J. ANDRUS
ALFRED A. BATCHELLER
ELDRIDGE BODWELL
DEXTER BROWN
JOSEPH BROWN
JEREMIAH CALLAHAN
DAVID CASEY
EDWARD H. CHAPIN
WILLIAM H. COLE
HENRY DUNN
JAMES F. DUNN
GEORGE F. FLETCHER
JAMES B. FLETCHER
ELBRIDGE G. FOGG
LEWIS HAIR
SYLVESTER HARPER
JAMES KAY

Second part of the list:

EUGENE KEITH
TIMOTHY KENNEDY
GEORGE W. KENNEY
THOMAS MACGOVNEY
ISAAC F. MARSHALL
CHARLES A. MASON
ROBERT MCNALLY
DAVID J. MESSENGER
CHARLES A. MORGAN
GEORGE PIERCE
LYMAN PRENTICE
NATHAN E. PUTNAM
TIMOTHY REDFIELD
GEORGE F. SEAVER
GEORGE L. SHERMAN
GEORGE N. SMITH
OTIS SWEET
FRANKLIN WARER
CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

Date Installed or Dedicated: 8/4/1905

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Northbridge, MA

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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