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Soldiers' Monument - Chester, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 15.866 W 072° 35.896
18T E 694923 N 4792981
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument in Chester, VT is located on Main Street, Vermont Route 11, in front of the Brookside Cemetery.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2016 4:52:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMRK33
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 2

Long Description:

An 8' high bronze figure of a Union soldier stands on a 12' high by 5.5' square granite base. The soldier is wearing a knee length double breasted coat, a cape, and a cap. He is holding the barrel of his rifle vertically with both hands, left over right in front. The rifler butt rest on the plinth by his right foot.

The sculpture was created by Heinrich Manger and cast at the Ames Manufacturing Company foundry in Chicopee, MA in 1883. It was dedicated at Chester VT in 1884. Each side of the base has a large bronze plaque fill with the names of Vermont soldiers who served during the Civil War. The web link, q.v., contains the listing of the names inscribed on the plaques.

A bronze plaque on the front of the base is inscribed:

ROLL OF HONOR TO THOSE WHO
SLEEP WHERE THEY FELL

followed by a list of 44 names, companies and regiments. The remaining three plaques have the inscription:

TO HER PATRIOT SONS CHESTER
REARS THIS TESTIMONIAL

followed by a list of names, companies and regiments.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1884

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Chester, Vt

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Related Website: [Web Link]

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