Woman's Relief Corps Monument - Bellows Falls, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 07.514 W 072° 27.078
18T E 707322 N 4777875
Quick Description: A Civil War monument honoring our nation's heroes is located in Oak Hill Cemetery, off Pleasant Street in Bellows Falls, VT.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2016 5:10:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMRHZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:

Located on northeast part of the Oak Hill Cemetery is a monument to Civil War Veterans that was erected by the Woman's Relief Corps , W.R.C. and dedicated on May 30, 1901.

A 6' high zinc statue of a Union soldier standing on top of an 6' high by 4' square polished granite base set on a large sqare block of rough cut granite. The Union soldier is wearing a moustache, cap and a belted overcoat, which comes down to his knees. He is holding his rifle vertically by the barrel, left hand over right. The butt of the rifle rests near his right foot. His left foot is placed slightly forward. A sword hangs from a belt at his left hip. The base is inscribed with the dates 1861-1865 in raised numbers.

The rectangular dado on the front of the pedestal carries the dedication in incised capital letters:

IN MEMORY OF
OUR NATION'S HEROES

The rectangular dado on the back of the pedestal is inscribed in incised capital letters:

ERECTED BY W.R.C.
MAY 30, 1901

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/20/1901

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Woman's relief Corps

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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