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Wallkill Soldier's Monument - Middletown, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 27.025 W 074° 24.933
18T E 548817 N 4588924
Quick Description: The Wallkill Soldier's Monument is not physically in Wallkill, NY it was moved in 1894 to Trall Park in Middletown, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2018 4:49:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMY7F2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 2

Long Description:

A life-size granite figure of a Union soldier stands on a 15' by 7' square three-tiered granite base with a sculpted cannon at each corner. The soldier is wearing a cap, knee-length overcoat with a cape. He stands at parade rest holding a rifle vertically by the muzzle with his left hand over his right. the monument was sculpted by O.E. Owen and fabricated by the St. Johnsbury Granite Company.

The front of the base is inscribed:

ERECTED
A.D. 1879.
TO THE MEMORY
OF THE SOLDIERS OF THE TOWN OF
WALLKILL

THE WAR OF THE REBELLION
1861 - 1865

On sides of base near the bottom are the inscriptions:

WALLKILL'S TRIBUTE TO
HER BRAVE DEFENDERS

OUR COMRADS
THEY DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY

FRATERNITY,
CHARITY, LOYALTY

Date Installed or Dedicated: 9/5/1879

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Wallkill, NY

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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