Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Athol, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 35.297 W 072° 12.602
18T E 728925 N 4718869
Quick Description: The Soldiers and and Sailors Monument in Athol, MA is located in the near the center road of Highland Cemetery.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2014 5:10:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMM9XH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A 14' high zinc Civil War monument has a 6' high figure of a Union soldier standing at parade rest on a base that has inscriptions on all four sides. The soldier wearing a cap, an overcoat down to his knees, and a cape. He is holding a rifle vertically with both hands, left over right.

Panels on each of the four sides contain an image. From the front around: G.A.R. Medal - Soldier on Horseback - Anchor and Chain - Crossed Cannons.

Inscriptions from the front around form a complete dedication:

ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF
PARKER POST No. 123 G.A.R.
AND POST No. 3 MATRONS OF REPUBLIC

IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE
BRAVE DEFENDERS OF THE UNION FOR
THEIR VALOR AND DEVOTION

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED TO
COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF THE
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO SERVED
IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HASTENED
TO THE RESCUE WHEN TREASON RAISED
ITS HAND TO DRAW THE LIFE BLOOD
OF OUR BELOVED COUNTRY.

All that is known about the date of installation is that it was before 1903, the year the person who gave the oration, Past Department Commander George H. Evans, died.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1900

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Parker Post 123 G.A.R. - Post 3 Matrons of the Republic

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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