Lyon G. A. R. Post 41 Monument - Westfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 07.264 W 072° 45.925
18T E 684716 N 4665635
Quick Description: The Lyon G. A. R. Post 41 monument is located in Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 7:52:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMGCQA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

Located on the west side of the upper part of the Pine Hill Cemetery is a monument to Civil War Veterans that was presented to the Post 41 of the Lyon G. A. R. Post #41 in Westfield MA. Set among a section of the cemetery which has the graves of Civil War veterans is an approximately 6' high zinc statue of a Union soldier standing on top of an approximately 5' high by 4' square granite pedestal.

The Union soldier is wearing a moustache, cap and a belted overcoat, which comes down to his knees. He is holding his rifle vertically by the barrel, left hand over right. The butt of the rifle rests near his right foot. His left foot is placed slightly forward. A sword hangs from a belt at his left hip. The circular dado on the front of the pedestal has G.A.R. inscribed in large capital letters. The back of the plinth beneath the zinc statue is engraved:

ERECTED BY EDWIN R. LAY PRESENTED TO
LYON G. A. R. POST 41
MAY 30, 1900

The oval back dado contains a relief sculpture of the Grand Army of the Republic medal.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/30/1900

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Edwin R. Lay

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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