Civil War Monument - Sterling, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 26.271 W 071° 45.614
19T E 272969 N 4702083
Quick Description: The Sterling, MA Civil War Monument is located on Sterling Common between Main Street, Meetinghouse Road and Park, Street.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2014 4:22:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMM986
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A 18' high by 7' square granite obelisk rests on a base with four inscribed bronze plaques. The front, south face, of the monument contains the dedication and the names, company, regiment, place of death and age of death for three fallen soldiers. Below the plaque on the plinth is the inscription in raised numbers:

1866

The plaque is inscribed:

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
THE PATRIOTIC VOLUNTEERS
OF STERLING WHOSE LIVES
WERE SACRIFICED IN DEFENSE
OF LIBERTY AND UNION
DURING THE GREAT REBELLION

CAPT. CHARLES COSS
CO. C 21 REG. KILLED NEAR PETRSBURG VA.
JUNE 17, 1864. AGE 27 YRS.

LIEUT. CHARLES COOLIDGE
CO. E 21 REG. DIED AT NEWBERN N.C.
MAY 20, 1862. AGE 26 YRS.

CAPT. JAMES HOUGHTON
CO. I, 9 INDIANA REG. KILLED AT PITTSBURG LANDING
APRIL 7, 1862. AGE 46 YRS.

Below in a separate area of he plaque:

STERLING

The plaque on the east face is inscribed:

RUFUS ARNOLD
co. K 59 REG. DIED AT BRASHER CITY LA.
MAY 31, 1863. AGE 38 YRS.

JAMES A. BONNEY
CO. C 15 REG. KILLED AT SPOTTSYLVANIA VA.
MAY 30, 1864. AGE 28 YRS.

GEORGE W. BOYNTON
CO. C 25 REG. DIED AT FORTRESS MONROE VA.
FEB 7, 1862. AGE 17 YRS.

LYMAN BROAD
CO. A 57 REG. KILLED AT POPLAR GROVE CHURCH VA.
SEPT. 30, 1864. AGE 28 YRS.

HENRY BUSS
CO E. 21 REG. KILLED AT ANTIETAM MD.
SEPT. 19, 1862. AGE 49 YRS.

EZRA W. CHAPMAN
2 CO. SHARPSHOOTERS KILLED AT LITTLE RIVER VA.
MAY 25, 1861. AGE 25 YRS.

LUCIUS D. DAVIDSON
CO. C 34 REG. KILLED AT COVINGTON KY.
FEB. 26, 1864. AGE 18 YRS.

JOHN DOYLE
CO. C 34 REG. KILLED AT FISHER'S HILL VA.
OCT. 13, 1864. AGE 40 YRS.

Below in a separate area of he plaque:

WAR OF
1861-65

The plaque on the north face is inscribed:

EUGENE FAIRBANKS
CO. C 24 N.Y. REG. DIED AT WASHINGTON D.C.
SEPT. 12, 1862. AGE 23 YRS.

PEARL S. GOTT
CO. C. 15 REG. KILLED AT ISLAND NO. 10 ON THE
MISSISSIPPI, APRIL 7, 1863. AGE 20 YRS.

SERGT. HENRY HOWE
CO. K 53 REG. DIED IN STERLING MASS.
NOV. 10, 1863. AGE 43 YRS.

CHARLES S. KEYES
CO. K 53 REG. DIED AT BRASHER CITY LA.
MAY 25, 1863. AGE 29 YRS.

CHARLES A. KIDDER
CO. K 53 REG. DIED AT NEW YORK N.Y.
JAN. 16, 1863. AGE 29 YRS.

FRANCIS A. LEWIS
CO. A 15 REG. KILLED AT GETTYSBURG PENN.
JULY 3, 1864. AGE 24 YRS.

CHARLES H. MAYNARD
CO. C 34 REG. DIED AT HARPERS FERRY VA.
APRIL 16, 1864. AGE 18 YRS.

GEORGE MAYNARD
CO. A 57 REG. KILLED AT WILDERNESS VA.
MAY 6, 1864. AGE 17 YRS.

Below in a separate area of he plaque:

STERLING

The plaque on the west face is inscribed:

WILLIAM A. MAYNARD
CO. A 57 REG. KILLED AT WILDERNESS VA
MAY 5 1864. AGE 19 YRS.

JONOTHAN O. NELSON
CO. A 57 REG. DIED IN STERLING MASS.
SEPT 12, 1863. AGE 25 YRS.

OLIVER P. PAYNE
CO. C 34 REG. DIED A POINT ROCKS VA.

JOSEPH B. REED
CO. K 53 REG. DIED IN STERLING MASS.
SEPT. 10, 1863. AGE 44 YRS.

C. NORMAN RICE
CO. K 53 REG. DIED AT MATOON ILL.

GEORGE H. RICHARDSON
CO. E 19 IND. REG. KILLED AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN MD.
SEPT. 11, 1862. AGE 26 YRS.

ADALBERT M. STUART
CO. K 53 REG. DIED AT NEW ORLEANS LA.
APRIL 22, 1863. AGE 16 YRS.

Below in a separate area of he plaque:

WAR OF
1861-65

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1866

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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