Soldiers' Monument - Shelburne, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 36.983 W 072° 43.992
18T E 685912 N 4720706
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located in the north part of the Arms Cemetery north of Route 2 on Mechanic Street in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 3:51:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMM8D6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

The nicely maintained Civil War monument in Shelburne Falls, MA, was erected by public subscription in Arms Cemetery. A 25' tall granite obelisk stands on a three step base. The monument is inscribed on all for sides on polished dados. Two bands with the names of battles encircle the shaft.

On the front, south face, above a polished dado is the raised capital letter:

S

The bands on the south face of shaft are inscribed:

GETTYSBURG
and
FREDRICKSBURG

The south dado has the inscription:

IN HONOR OF
THE FALLEN SOLDIERS
OF SHELBURNE
___

KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS
14
DIED IN REBEL PRISONS
5
TOTAL 26
FROM ALL CAUSES.

There are actually 27 names on the monument. It's apparently that the last name on the east dado was added later.

The bands on the east face of the shaft are inscribed:

WILDERNESS
and
PORT HUDSON

Eleven names are inscribed on the east dado:

10 REG. CO. H.
___

MAJ. OZRO MILLER.
LT. BENJ. F. LELAND.
HENRY C. SEVERANCE.
ASA C. MERRILL.
N. SMITH PUTNEY.
ELIJA M. BRIGGS.
JACOB BRINGOLF.
ELISHA W. FAY.
JAMES M. WILLIAMS.
SILAS NIMS.
HENRY C. UTLEY.

The bands on the north face of the shaft are inscribed:

FAIR OAKS
and
PETERSBURG

Nine names are inscribed on the north dado:

10 REG. CO. H.
___

CHARLES B. DOLE.
CHARLES W. RUSSELL.
JOSIAH S. EMERSON.
JOHN R. CAMPBELL.
___

CAPT. HENRY M. KELLOGG ILL. VOLS.
___

27 REG. CO. B.
___

CHAUNCEY L. EMMONS.
PATRICK SWEENEY.
THEODORE E. GALER.
PHILIP C. COLLINS.

The bands on the west face of the shaft are inscribed:

ANTIETAM
and
MALVERN HILL

Seven names are inscribed on the north dado:

COL. JOHN KELLOGG U.S.A.
___

31 REG. CO. B.
___

ASA TILDEN.
GEO. M. LANDER.
___

34 REG.
___

HENRY W. DODDS.
___

52, REG. CO. E.
___

NATHANIEL HERRICK.
E. EVERETT SEVERANCE.
HENRY D. CULVER.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 10/1/1868

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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