Civil War Memorial - Bennington, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 52.984 W 073° 12.583
18T E 646201 N 4749384
Quick Description: The Civil War memorial is located outside the Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street in Bennington, VT.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 4:54:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMM8D9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 7

Long Description:

Mounted on an irregular cut, 80" by 100" by 20", granite block with a curved top are two bronze plaques. The 42" by 72" plaque on the front contains a bas-relief sculpture by William Gordon Huff that was cast by the Ellison Bronze Company in 1930. It depicts four officers, including James Hicks Wallbridge, mounted on horses reviewing the troops of the 2nd Vermont Regiment. On the sculpture is the inscription:

UNITED BY
A PURPOSE
TO PERPETUATE
THE UNION AND
LIBERTIES OF THE
PEOPLE

The back of the monument has a smaller plaque which contains the seal of the Grand Army of the Republic and the American Legion and is inscribed:

TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM BENNINGTON
WHOSE PATRIOTISM HELPED MAINTAIN AND PERPETUATE
THE UNION 1861 - 1865
A TRIBUTE BY
BENNINGTON POST 13,
AMERICAN LEGION
DEDICATED AT THE DEPARTMENT CONVENTION OF THE LEGION,
FIRST HELD IN BENNINGTON
AUGUST MDCCCCXXX

Date Installed or Dedicated: 8/1/1930

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: American Legion Bennington Post 13

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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