Civil War Monument. Peterborough, NH
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N 42° 52.531 W 071° 57.045
19T E 258996 N 4751215
Civil War monument located in downtown Peterborough, NH
Waymark Code: WM406D
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 06/15/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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This monument is located in downtown Peterborough, NH in front of the American Legion hall. It was designed by M. Milmore of Boston in 1869 and made in Chicopee, MA at the Ames Foundry.

It was originally located in Putnam Park, and dedicated in June of 1870. In 1902, the monument was moved to the steps of the Old Peterborough Academy, then occupied by the local GAR post, now home of the American Legion.

It contains a list of the "Peterborough Soldiers Sacrificed" during The War of the Rebellion. This list includes Sophia, the wife of LT Col. Charles Scott, who drowned after the sinking of her steamer on the Potomic River.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 06/17/1870

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Funded through public subscription and funds from the town of Peterborough

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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