Civil War Memorial - Charlestown, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 22.466 W 071° 03.600
19T E 330396 N 4693405
Quick Description: A Civil War Memorial sculpture is located in Winthrop Square in Charlestown
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 4:11:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMCBK5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 11

Long Description:
Sculptor Martin Milmore created this large granite Civil War memorial. Three figures are depicted. A central female figure representing Liberty is holding a laurel wreath in each hand. In front of her are figures of a soldier and a sailor. It is placed in Winthrop Square surrounded by trees and a fence. Therefore you can only view it from several feet away. Winthrop Square is also known as the Charlestown training field, where the Minutemen trained during the American Revolution. The sculpture is about 12' by 9' by 8'; the pedestal is about 18' by 13' by 13' and has recently been cleaned and restored. The base is inscribed:

In honor
the men of Charlestown
who fought in the War of 1861
for the
Preservation of the Union
erected by the City
A.D. 1872
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Boston

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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