Civil War Monument - Brattleboro, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 51.465 W 072° 33.623
18T E 699311 N 4747905
Quick Description: The Brattleboro Civil War Monument is located on the town common, at the intersection of Park Place, Putney Road and Linden Streets in Brattleboro.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 3:23:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMDAT9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Brattleboro Civil War Monument is an 8' high bronze statue on a 20' high gray granite base. The statue was designed by the team of George A. Hines, Charles Henkel, of the Estey Organ Company. The figure and plaques were modeled by Melzar Hunt Mosman. It was cast at the Chicopee Bronze Works, foundry. The granite base was fabricated by the Carrick Brothers. The Monument created from 1886 to 1887 and dedicated on the Brattleboro Town Common on Bunker Hill Day - June 17, 1887.

A Civil War soldier is standing upright his left foot is slightly in front of his right. His uniform includes a shawl coat that reaches his knees and a cap. He is holding a rifle in front of him with both hands on the barrel, left over right. The top of the rifle butt rests on the ground at in front of its right foot. Each side of the base has a plaque.

The south side plaque is inscribed:

THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATES
THE LOYALTY AND PATRIOTISM
OF THE MEN OF BRATTLEBORO
WHO FOUGHT FOR
LIBERTY AND THE UNION
IN THE GREAT REBELLION OF
1861 - 1865
ENLISTED 385 DIED IN SERVICE 31.
--------------------
ERECTED BY A GRATEFUL TOWN
A.D. 1887.

The east side plaque has a a coat of arms with stars, stripes, a cow, a pine tree, and a plow.

The north side plaque is inscribed:

NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID HERE
BIG BETHEL, BULL RUN,
LEE'S MILL, SAVAGE'S STATION,
ANTIETAM, FREDRICKSBURG,
PORT HUDSON, WILDERNESS,
SPOTSYLVANIA, GOLD HARBOR,
PETERSBURG, WINCHESTER,
CEDAR CREEK, MOBILE,
SAILOR'S CREEK.

The west side plaque contains a circle with the quote:

WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE
WITH CHARITY FOR ALL

In the middle is a Confederate soldier shaking hands with a Union soldier. A kneeling black person is between them receiving papers from the Union soldier. Behind them is an allegorical female figure with her left arm outstretched.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/17/1887

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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