Soldier At Rest Monument - Claremont, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 22.304 W 072° 20.218
18T E 715750 N 4805540
Quick Description: Soldier At Rest is the title of a Civil War monument located in Broad Street Park in the center of Claremont, NH.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2013 1:53:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMHYHH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 2

Long Description:

An 8.1' by 2.5' by 2.33' bronze statue of Union soldier stands on top of a 7.5' by 5' square tiered granite base. The soldier stands at rest and is wearing a cap, cape, and knee length coat. A bayonet is on his left hip and a kit on his right hip. The soldier stands with his left foot forward, and is holding a rifle at an angle with both hands, left over right. The rifle is angled from his left shoulder to right foot.

The sculpture was created by Martin Milmore and cast at the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, MA. The statue was dedicated on October 19, 1869.

Around the base are four bronze plaques. The front plaque has the dedication:

ERECTED
IN HONOR OF THE
SOLDIERS OF
CLAREMONT
WHO DIED IN
THE REBELLION OF
1861-1865
BY THEIR GRATEFUL
FELLOW CITIZENS

On the base below the plaque is the date 1869

The other three plaques contain a list totaling 74 names:

COL. ALEXANDER GARDINER
CAPT. WILLIAM H. CHAFFIN
LIEUT. RUEL C. AUSTIN
LIEUT. CHARLES O. BALLOU
LIEUT. ROBERT H. CHASE
LIEUT. SAMUEL B. LITTLE
LIEUT. GEORGE NETTLETON
LIEUT. HENRY S. PAULL
LIEUT. WILLIAM D. RICE
DANIEL S. DICKINSON
OSCAR C. ALLEN
JAMES P. BASCOM
SAMUEL O. BENTON
HORACE BOLIO
AMOS F. BRADFORD
JOSIAH S. BROWN
JAMES BURNS
CHARLES F. BURRILL
CHARLES E. BALLOU
LUTHER A. CHASE
WYMAN R. CLEMENT
JOSEPH CRAIG
ALBERT G. DANE
ZIBA L. DAVIS
JAMES DELMAGE

EDWARD E. FRENCH
JOHN GILBERT
FREDICK W. GODDARD
CHARLES B. GRANDY
DAVID H. GRANNIS
CHESTER F. GRINNELS
CHARLES A. HART
ELISHA M. HILL
DMON E. HUNTER
WILLIAM L. HURD
JIHN S. M. IDE
JOSEPH W. KELLEY
WALTER B. KENDALL
J. FISHER LAWRENCE
CHARLES B. MARVIN
NOAH D. MERRILL
EDWARD F. MOORE
HORATIO G. MOORE
RANSOM M. NEAL
EVERETT W. NELSON
CHARLES H. NEVERS
FREDRICK A. NICHOLS
LYMAN F. PARRISH
WILLIAM E. PARRISH

JOEL W. PATRICK
JOSEPH PENO
CHARLES E. PUTNAM
GEORGE H. PUTNAM
GEORGE READ
HENRY W. PATRICK
EDGAR T. REED
WILLIS REDFIELD
CHARLES D. ROBINSON
GEORGE E. ROWELL
GEORGE W. RUSSELL
ARD SCOTT
CHARLES N. SCOTT
EDWARD E. STORY
ANDREW J. STRAW
HORACE A. TYRRELL
HARVEY M. WAKEFIELD
GEORGE O. WEBB
CHARLES W. WETHERBEE
JOHN F. WHEELER
NORMAN F. WHITMORE
AGUSTUS E. WOODBURY
SAMUEL S. CARLETON

Date Installed or Dedicated: 10/19/1869

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Claremont

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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