Civil War Memorial - Southampton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 14.071 W 072° 43.595
18T E 687591 N 4678317
Quick Description: Southampton's Civil War memorial is located near the entrance to Center Cemetery in Southampton, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2014 4:21:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7J0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 2

Long Description:

A well maintained 20' tall brownstone obelisk is topped by a carved sitting eagle. An auxiliary granite tablet was added on the ground on the south side of the monument in 2009. The east facing shaft of the monument contains a carved shield superimposed over flags, rifles and swords. The shield is inscribed:

DIED
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY

On the east dado is the dedication:

Erected by the Town
and Hon. S. C. Pomeroy
In grateful remembrance
of the patriotic and
brave Volunteers of
Southampton, whose
lives were sacrificed
in defense of Liberty
and Union during
the great rebellion.

Below is inscribed the date and name of the carver:

1866.

O.M. Clapp

The north face is inscribed:

Perry M. Coleman,
Killed in Fair Oaks, Va.

Sergt. Phineas F. Knight,
at Chantilly, Va.

Hiram Spooner,
at Cold Harbor, Va.

George C. Clark
George M. Wolcott
John S. Hyde
all in the Wilderness.

Corp. William M. Kingsley
in Spotsylvania, Va.

The west face is inscribed:

Charles H. Searle,
Killed near Richmond, Va.

Corp. Charles T. Eggleston,
at Petersburg, Va.

Lewis F. Swint J. A. E. U.S.N.
Died at s. Hampton

Alonzo A. Lyman
at Augusta, Ga.

Fredrick H. Simpson
at Washington D.C.

Chauncey Hendricks
John Quinn

The south face is inscribed:

Corp. Anson H. Norton,
Albert H. Strong,
Died at Bayou Beouf, La.

Rufus W. Robinson,
at Andersonville, Ga.

Rufus A. Street,
Marcus E. Lyon,
at New Orleans, La.

Jeremiah M. Johnson,
Edwin C. Parsons,
at Baton Rouge, La.

Corp. Hiram A. Eaton.

The auxiliary tablet is inscribed:

FOUGHT FOR SOUTHAMPTON
AND DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE GREAT REBELLION

DWIGHT C. BARTLETT DIED WINDSOR, MA 1861
GEORGE H.A. BROWN DIED WASHINGTON D.C.1863
ERASTUS L. COOK SIED ROANOKE ISLAND NC 1862
HENRY HILTON DIED WASHINGTON D.C.1865
RICHARD LEVERTON DIED WASHINGTON D.C.1864
GEORGE ROY DIED VICKSBURG, MS 1864

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUNDS 2009

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1866

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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