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Soldiers' Monument - Northborough, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 19.179 W 071° 38.701
19T E 282038 N 4688656
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located on the south side of West Main Street east of the town center.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2016 7:18:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMR6BP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 3

Long Description:

The Northborough Soldiers' Monument is a granite monument with 25' obelisk topped by an eagle with outspread wings. It rests on a three tiered 10' square base. At the top of the obelisk is a triangle on each side with a star within the tympanum. Above the triangles is perched an eagle with partially outspread wings. The front face of the obelisk has a pair of crossed rifles below a raised band that encircles the obelisk at mid height. Each side of the band has four stars. The monument was designed by Webber and March and erected in 1869.

The north side of the base is inscribed:

15TH REG’T. M.V.I.
SERGEANT. CO. C.
J.P. JOHNSON.
PRIVATES CO. C.
C. E. WARREN.
W.B. MAYNARD.
T.N. WOODWARD, JR.
J.P. LARKIN.
C.L. SHAW.

THE SOLDIERS MONUMENT.

The west side of the base is inscribed:

20TH REG’T. M.V.I.
PRIVATES.
W.F. EAMES, CO. D.
J.H. PROCTOR CO. D.
57TH REG’T. M.V.I.
G. RICHARDSON, CO.K.
L. FLETCHER, CO. C.
A.W. BEMIS CO. B.

ERECTED BY THE TOWN. 1869.

The south side of the base is inscribed:

25TH REG’T. M.V.I.
CORPORAL.
L.F. KINGMAN CO. A.
PRIVATES.
G.F. MERRIAM CO. C.
L. FAY CO. G.
21ST REG’T. M.V.I.
T. SULLIVAN CO. D.
CAPT S H BAILEY
CO G 35 M V
E W PIERCE
CO C 34 M V
LIEUT J A DAVIS
CO K 149 N Y V
H RUSSELL
CO K 11 M V

The east side of the base is inscribed:

34TH REG’T. M.V.I.
CORPORALS CO. C
N. HODGKINS
G.S. PROUTY.
J.M. FORBES
PRIVATES CO. C
P. W. TOWLE
A.H. CARRUTH
J. DUDLEY.

THEY DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1869

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Northborough, MA

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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