Soldiers' Monument - North Brookfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 16.102 W 072° 05.066
18T E 740453 N 4683690
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument in North Brookfield, MA is located at School Street east of N. Main Street.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 4:57:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9JW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 2

Long Description:

The North Brookfield Soldiers' Monument has the 7' high granite figure of a Union soldier standing on an 8' high by 4' square granite base. The soldier is standing, wearing an overcoat and cap. He is holding his rifle vertically in front of him with both hands. The statue was created by Martin Milmore of Boston, MA and dedicated on January 19, 1870.

The front, north face, of the monument is inscribed in raised letters:

ERECTED BY
THE TOWN OF
NORTH BROOKFIELD
IN HONOR OF HER SOLDIERS WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES IN DEFENCE
OF THE COUNTRY
AGAINST THE REBELLION
1861-1865

Below on the base is the date 1869.

The west face contains the following names:

JAMES E. COOLIDGE
GEORGE S. PROUTY
LYMAN H. GILBERT
ALVIN M. THOMSON
LOUIS D. WINSLOW
ANDREW J. FISHER
JAMES A. KNIGHT
LYMAN TUCKER
ALBERT F. POTTER
WILLIAM BATES
DAVID S. MOULTON
JOHN F. LAMB
J. HENRY JENKS
ALONZO E. PELLET

The east face contains the following names:

N.B. MAXWELL
PETER DEVLIN
WILLIAM CLARK
HENRY R. BLISS
JOSEPH C. FRETTSS
CHARLES PERRY
JOHN A. HUGHES
HENRY H. MOULTON
WILLIAM F. HILL
CHARLES A. ASHBY
ALBERT F. HOLMAN
TIMOTHY McCARTHY
N.S. DICKINSON
JAMES HENDERSON
JOHN W. GILMORE
GEORGE M. SHERMAN

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/19/1870

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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