Dorchester Civil War Soldiers Monument - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 42° 18.493 W 071° 03.765
19T E 329991 N 4686058
Quick Description: This 20-foot granite and marble monument is located on Meetinghouse Hill, in Rev. James K. Allen Park, directly in front of First Parish Church, Boston's first meetinghouse.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2009 10:35:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM77PP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 5

Long Description:

Town Seal

From the Smithsonian database

(Roundel on front of obelisk, in raised lettering:) IN HONOR OF THE CITIZEN & SOLDIERS/OF DORCHESTER WHO FOUGHT/IN THE WAR OF THE/REBELLION/1861---1865 (Roundel on rear of obelisk, incised lettering:) THEY DIED THAT THE/NATION MIGHT LIVE. unsigned

A tall granite obelisk adorned with a band of stars and a band of shields. The middle section of monument contains four marble roundels, one on each side of the obelisk. One roundel contains a relief of a cannon and another roundel contain a relief of the Dorchester Seal. The lower section of monument is inscribed with the names of war dead. The monument is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.

M.H. Warren
Rufus Choate
C.T. Black C.B.Young
M.M. Shepard
S.S. Chadwick
J.B. Phelps
J.W. Templeman
C.H. Marsh I.A. Howe
Dallas Southworth
H.A.. Fuller
W. W. Richards
C.C. Millet
August Deutling
J.O. Hill S. Young
James Driscoll
C.L. French
J.E. Harris
John Doody
C.E. Lambert
S. B. Harris C.H. French
Henry Morrow
W.C. Hewins
B.R. Pierce
Andrew Fais
A.J. McIntire
Frank Carr C.C. Baxter
W.B. Caskins
Andrew Wilson
C.F. Dale Jas. Teelan
J. H. Blackman
Harrison Clover
Lemuel Tileston
Frederic Vent
Sylvester Wheeler
M. O'Conner J.C. Clapp
T.S. Dennett
Jeremiah Hendley
C.E. Tolmar
E. S. Hart
William Quigley
J.W. Sterling
Fritz Goetz
David Chapin
Benj. Stone, Jr.
E.C. Foster
C.A. Brown
O.J. Dodge
H.C. Foster
Patrick Collins
J. McCoverin
A.C. Stone J.E. Robie
Isaac Williams
David Brown
John Marter
C.E. Tolman
Charles Pool
C.R. Baxter S.H. Cox
Gunnison Deans
G. W. Richardson
E.Q. Richards
R.T. McGukin
F.H. Sumner
M.W. Stone J.E. Bird
Alexander Musgrave
H.W. Hall
T.B. Fox, Jr.
W.R. Porter
F.E. Barnard
Walter Humphreys
O. F. Boynton
J.H. Stimpson
A.W. Clapp H.O. Burr
E.O. Sumner
E.B. Tileston
George Holmes
R.T. Holmes
J.H. Bradshaw
G.H. Clark W.E. Blake
B.F. Bartlett
Jas. Campbell
T.S. Boynton
R. Wesselhoeft
C.W. McElroy W.F. Pope E.F. Adams
H.A. Evans

Date Installed or Dedicated: 01/01/1867

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Boston

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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