Soldiers' Monument - Gardner, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 34.721 W 071° 59.531
19T E 254442 N 4718370
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument in Gardner, MA is located in Monument Park at the intersection of Park, Cottage, and Central Streets.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 7:37:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMM9P7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

The bronze figure of a Civil War color bearer stands on top of a 30' tall granite shaft on a 10' square three step base. The color bearer is holding a flag on his left side and grasping his sword with his right hand. A pyramid of four cannon balls is on each corner. Each face of the monument has carved granite block with the insignia of infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy. The monument was fabricated by the Smith Granite Company and dedicated June 1885.

The front, south side, of the monument is inscribed on the upper and lower bands PORT HUDSON and GETTYSBURG. The base has the insignia of the infantry.

Below is the dedication:

GARDNER
TO HER BRAVE SONS WHO FOUGHT
FOR THE UNION IN THE WAR OF
THE REBELLION, 1861-1865.

The east side of the monument is inscribed on the upper and lower bands ANTIETAM and CEDAR CREEK. The base has the insignia of the cavalry.

The north side of the monument is inscribed on the upper and lower bands BALLS BLUFF and FREDERICKSBURG. The base has the insignia of the artillery.

The west side of the monument is inscribed on the upper and lower bands MOBILE and NEWBERNE. The base has the insignia of the navy.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/15/1885

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: City of Gardner

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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