Civil War Monument - West Boylston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.724 W 071° 46.748
19T E 271139 N 4693718
Quick Description: The Civil War Monument in West Boylston, MA is located in the south part of Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2014 4:33:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMM9XE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A very striking Civil War Monument was erected in 1865 by the George D. Wells Post 28 Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic Ladies Relief Corps. It is located in an area OF Mt. Hope Cemetery that contains the graves of several Civil War soldiers.

The 15' high by 8' square granite monument contains the figure of a Union soldier wearing a cap, long overcoat and cape. He standing at parade rest holding a rifle vertically with his hands, left over right.

The base is made of polished black granite. On the front are the following engraved inscriptions:

GEORGE B. WELLS G.A.R. POST 28 DEPT. MASS.

TO HONOR THE MEN OF
WEST BOYLSTON
WHO FOUGHT TO SAVE
THE UNION

1861-1865

On the back is the image of the G.A.R. medal and the engraved inscription:

ERECTED
BY THE LADIES RELIEF CORPS.
1895

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1895

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Ladies Relief Corps

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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