Civil War Memorial - Huntington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 15.296 W 072° 52.200
18T E 675699 N 4680278
Quick Description: A monument honoring the citizens of Huntington and all others who who gave their lives while serving in the Union forces during the Civil War is located in the Norwich Bridge Cemetery in Huntington, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2013 5:41:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMH9T2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 3

Long Description:

A 10' high by 4' square dark gray granite monument with a sphere as a cap piece honors the citizens of Huntington and in particular Fredric Taylor who died during the Civil War. The monument cost $600 which was financed by former Huntington resident Alfred J.Taylor, the brother of Fredric Taylor. The monument was maintained by Gen. Horace C. Lee Post 176 G.A.R. The monument is polished and inscribed on all four sides:

The front contains a gable with an image of the G.A.R. medal and the dedication:

DEDICATED BY GEN. H. C.
LEE POST 176 G.A.R. TO THE
MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT
GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE
AND FOR THE PEOPLE MIGHT
LIVE.

ERECTED BY
ALFRED J. TAYLOR

The right side contains a gable with an image of a tripod of rifles and the dedication:

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF HUNTINGTON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN DEFENSE
OF THEIR COUNTRY
1861-1865.

he back contains a gable with an image of crossed cannons and the inscription:

PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA

The left side contains a gable with an image of crossed calvary swords and the dedication:

IN MEMORY OF
FREDRIC TAYLOR
WHO DIED IN DEFENSE OF
HIS COUNTRY
AT MALVERN HILL, VA
1864

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Alfred J. Taylor

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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