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Civil War Memorial - Pleasantville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 41° 35.688 W 079° 34.182
17T E 619204 N 4605776
Quick Description: Civil War sentry holding musket upright. He steps forward with his proper left foot atop a massive granite base of four steps.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2012 1:27:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQMM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
In the center of the Fairview Cemetery stands this US Civil War figure, ready at his post in the quiet of encircling grave stones. It appears to have been erected in 1890 by a local veterans' post. (See the inscription in the differences field below.)

The piece is in excellent shape as it was constructed out of granite.
TITLE: Civil War Memorial

ARTIST(S): Unknown

DATE: Dedicated 1890.

MEDIUM: granite

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS PA001735

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Fairview Cemetery Cemetery Road Pleasantville, Pennsylvania


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
The listing says "unsigned" inscription, however the granite base has inscribed: "To the memory/of the/soldiers and sailors/who gave their/lives in defence of/the Union/1861-1865/Aaron Benedict Post/No. 429 G.A.R./Pleasantville, PA 1890"


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