Arlington Civil War Memorial - Arlington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 24.856 W 071° 09.037
19T E 323047 N 4698014
Quick Description: The Civil War Memorial in downtown Arlington is a pillar at an intersection by other monuments.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2014 6:02:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMKZEZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
In Arlington, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Broadway is this pillar that is a Civil War memorial of those from Arlington who lost their lives in the war.

The pillar is easily visible from either road and is at the point where they meet.

The pillar is made of three kinds of granite. The base is gray granite from Quincy, MA. Red granite is from Westerly, RI, and the remaining gray granite is from Barre, VT. The pillar is topped by a stone eagle. The column has designs on it. There is an inscription near the top.

There are inscriptions on the side. From the Smithsonian Art and Sculpture Inventory: "(On west side:) IN GRATEFUL/REMEMBRANCE/OF THE SOLDIERS/OF ARLINGTON/WHO GAVE THEIR/LIVES TO THEIR/COUNTRY IN THE/WAR FOR THE/DEFENSE OF THE /UNION 1861-1865 (On east side:) ERECTED/1886 (On south side:) THAT THE/GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE/BY THE PEOPLE AND/FOR THE PEOPLE/SHALL NOT PERISH/FROM THE EARTH/LINCOLN"

Along the sides are the names of the soldiers who lost their lives in the war. Each name includes the regiment he served, the date he died and where. A few of the names include:

"1st Reg.Mass.Cav
...
James Ferguson
Wounded Nov.27.63
New Hope Church.VA
Died Dec.13.63
Alexandria.VA
______

3rd Reg.Mass.Cav
Robert Guild
Died July 14.64
New Orleans.LA
______

4th Reg.Mass.Cav
George W.Trask
Died May 3.62Port Royal.S.C"

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Smithsonian Art Inventories:
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Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/17/1887

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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