Soldiers Monument - Marlborough, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 20.784 W 071° 33.220
19T E 289655 N 4691396
Quick Description: The Soldiers Monument is a Civil War monument located in a traffic triangle on US Route 20 bounded by Mechanic, Main and West Main Streets in Marlborough, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2017 4:18:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMVHF0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A 35' by 6' by 6' granite shaft is topped by a sculpture of an eagle with its wigs partially outspread. Two bands of stars encircle the shaft and each side has a relief symbol representing branches of the military:Navy, Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry. Below the symbols are shield-shaped tablets which are inscribed with a list of names of those men from Marlborough that were killed in the Civil War.

The east side of the monument contains the following inscriptions (the names are very weathered and indistinct):

1861

{TRIANGLE OF RIFLES}

BULL RUN

JOHN FRANCIS
CHARLES W. ANDREWS
FRANCIS C. GRAVES | SYLVESTER
JOSEPH R. BARNES | CLAUDE GREERACH
ISAAC B. CROWELL | SILAS A. COOLIDGE
J. JOSIAH GLEASON | MATTHEW DRUMICH
MICHAEL AHERN | CORNELIUS TOLIN
ALFRED W. HOWE | DANIEL J. REAGAN
WILLIAM KEATING | ALBION NUTTING
THOMAS NOLAN | EDWIN R. WELONG
ROBERT DAILEY | BERNARD
LOUIS GEO. N. BRIDGEMAN
BARTHOLOMEW SWEENEY
PATRICK MCDERMOTT

ERECTED BY THE TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH
IN HONOR OF HER HEROIC DEAD
A.D. 1869

The north side of the monument contains the following inscriptions (the names are very weathered and indistinct):

1962

{CROSSED SABERS}

ANTIETAM

OTIS CHASE
ANDREW J. GOODNOW
GEO. A. ATRINSOLL | EDWIN WOODWIN
CHARLES CAINE | JOHN BUCKLEY
CAPT. JOHN DAREY | STEPHEN H. PHELPS
JOHN M. RUSSELL | EDWIN W. EXLEY
THOMAS J. cODY | JOHN CROWLEY
JOSIAH VOSE| PATRICK QUINN
DANIEL DOYLE | LUCIUS ELLIS
JOSEPH JOEL | EDWIN C. RICE
CHARLES D. HUNTINGTON
WILLIAM FIFFERTON

OUR PARIOT DEAD

The west side of the monument contains the following inscriptions:

1963

{CROSSED CANNONS}

GETTYSBURG

PETER FLYNN
BENJAMIN F. RUSSELL
WILLIAM MURNAME | GEORGE H. MUNDELL
JOHN P. PEEBLES | HENRY H. PERRY
JAMES MCCARTHY | OSEOLA V. NEWTON
THOMAS ROBERTS | GEORGE A, NOURSE
JAMES SHEEHAN | GEORGE A. STOWE
MYRON L. BALCOM| ALFRED G. HOWE
JOHN H. COLLINS | CORNELIUS LONG
MICHAEL CLARK | EDWARD E. BOND
EUGENE BURNS | DAVID BARNES
LIEUT. CHARLES W. WHITCOMB
WASHINGTON I. LATHROP

THE NATIONS DEFENDERS

The south side of the monument contains the following inscriptions:

1964

{ANCHOR}

APPOMATTOX

JOHN FRYE
CHARLES E. GOODNOW
CHARLES W. MOSHIER | CHARLES E. PERKINS
MARSHALL KEYES | WILLIAM L. KNIGHT
ELIJAH HOWE, 2ND | JOHN L. SPENCER
AARON A. BRIGHAM | THOMAS PETTIS
PATRICK BOYLAN | JOHN EATON JR.
THOMAS MURRY | HENRY H. BROWN
PATRICK CLARK | JOHN CONNORS
JOHN B. JENKS | HUGH KEEGAN
RUFUS B. RICE | ELISHA W. FAY
CAPT. WILLIAM F. BRIGHAM
THEODORE H. GOODNOW
GRANVILLE H. SMITH
W. FRANK BRIGHAM

CHERISH THEIR MEMORY

Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/2/1869

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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