Soldiers Monument - Barre, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 25.403 W 072° 06.340
18T E 738115 N 4700844
Quick Description: The Soldiers' Monument is located on the Town Common between Broad Street and Barre Road in the center of Barre , MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2014 4:42:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMMB61
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

A 30' tall monument has a fluted marble shaft topped with an eagle perched on a ball above a square block of marble with recessed panels on each side. The marble monument rests on a square granite base with scrolls on each corner. A white cast iron fence surrounds the monument. The monument was installed in 1866.

Inscriptions on the south side of the monument:

Below the column: BARRE HONORS HER PATRIOTIC DEAD

Above a carved scene of a returning soldier: JOY FOR THE RETURNED; TEARS FOR THOSE THAT COME NOT AGAIN

On the bottom of the marble monument: GETTYSBURG.

On the granite base:

ERECTED BY
THE TOWN
1866.

Inscriptions on the east side of the monument:

Below the column: BEHOLD THE SACRIFICE

On the bottom of the marble monument: NEWBERN.

Inscriptions on the north side of the monument:

Below the column: THE UNION LIVES

On the bottom of the marble monument: PORT HUDSON.

Inscriptions on the west side of the monument:

Below the column: GUARD IT SACREDLY

On the bottom of the marble monument: ANTIETAM.

Names, units cause, place, month, and year of of death on the recessed panel on the east side of the monument:

Private Edwin L. Howe. 21st Disease, Annapolis, Md. Nov. 1861
Private Benson e. Gates. 6th N.H. Disease, Annapolis, Md.Jan. 1862
Private Edward E. Hathaway. 25th Fever Newbern, N.C. Mar. 1862
Private James O. Fessenden. 21 Killed. Newbern, N.C. Mar. 1862
Private Patrick Martin. 21st Killed. Newbern, N.C. Mar. 1862
Private Joseph E. Stone. 21st Killed. Newbern, N.C. Mar. 1862
Private Josiah Tooley. 21st Fever, Newbern, N.C. April 1862
Private William Rider. 21st Disease, Barre, June 1862
Private David E. Todd. 21st Disease, Newbern, N.C. July 1862
Private William Sweeney. 21st Fever, Washington, N.C. Aug. 1862
Lieut. Henry C. Holbrook. 21st Killed Antietam, Md. Sept. 1862
Sergt. George W. Davis. 21st Wounds Antietam, Md. Sept. 1862
Private Daniel E. Hemmenway. 53d Fever. Groton, Mass Nov. 1862
Private Patrick Fryer. 21st Killed Frediscksburg, Va. Nov. 1882 Private Frank L. Stowel. 21st Disease Alexandria, Va. Jan. 1863
Private Christopher Goddard. 34th Barre Jan. 1863
Private John P. Allen. 53d Wounds Bisland La. April 1863
Private Charles L. Atwood. 42nd Fever Brashear La. April 1863
Private Theodore L. Pierce. 53d Fever Bewick La. May 1863

Names, units cause, place, month, and year of of death on the recessed panel on the east side of the monument:

Private William Hincheliffe. 53d Wounds Port Hudson, La. May 1863
Private Walter A. Furbush. 53d Killed Port Hudson, La. June 1863
Private David W. Robinson. 53d Wounds Baton Rouge, La. June 1863
Private Joel Hodges. 53d Killed Port Hudson, La. June 1863
Private Martin S. Johnson. 53d Killed Port Hudson, La. June 1863
Private Elbridge L. Robinson. 53d Killed Port Hudson, La. June 1863
Private George Knight. 53d Killed Port Hudson, La. June 1863
Private Edson P. Kidder. 34th Disease Washington, D.C. June 1863
Private Josiah Bliss. 53d Disease Brashear, La. June 1863
Private George H. Mirtchell. 53d Disease New orleans, La. June 1863
Private James L. Ainsworth. 53d Disease Baton Rouge, La. June 1863
Sergt. George n. Wheelock. 15th Killed Gettysburg, Pa. July 1863
Private George H. Allen. 42nd Disease New Orleans, La. July 1863
Private John R. Cobleigh. 34th Rheum. Washington, D.C. July 1863
Private John M. Gates. 42nd Algiers, La. July 1863
Private Julius P. Varney. 42nd Disease Barre, Aug. 1863
Private David H. Woodward. 21st Disease Camp Nelson, Ky. Sept. 1863
Private Charles Clark. 10th Batty. Disease Washington D.c. Oct. 1863
Private Samuel M. Thomas. 36th Disease Louisville, Ky. Oct. 1863

Names, units, cause, place, month, and year of of death on the recessed panel on the east side of the monument:

Private John B. Tooley 21st Disease Barre Feb. 1864
Corp. Emery G. Adams 34th Disease Martinsburg, Va. April 1864
Private Emerson B. Mullet 10th Batty. Killed Spottsylvania, Va. May 1864
Private Porter w. Robinson 34th Killed New Market, Va. May 1864
Private Charles w. Johnson 34th Killed New Market, Va. May 1864
Private George W. Howe 34th Wounds New Market, Va. May 1864
Private George H. Barnes 25th Killed Cold Harbor, Va. June 1864
Sergt. Baxter H. King 34th Killed Lynchburg, Va. June 1864
Adjt. Samuel F. Woods 34th Wounds Piedmont, Va. June 1864
Private Nelson C. Young 3d H.A. Prison Andersonville, Ga. July 1864
Private Joseph E. Sweetser 57th Killed Petersburg, Va. July 1864
Private George Moran 34th Sunstroke Harpers Ferry, Va. July 1864
Private Andrew Murray 57th Killed Petersburg, Va. July 1864
Private Albert R. Spooner 10th Batty. Disease Brattleboro, Vt. Aug. 1864
Private Joseph W. Smith 34th prison Andersonville, Ga. Aug. 1864
Private Peter brosseau 34th Wounds Stickney Farm, Va. Oct. 1864
Private William E. Moore 57th Wounds Beverly N.J. Nov. 1864
Private Charles L. Mullet 34th Disease Annapolis, Md. Feb. 1865
Private Albert G. Wilder 36th Disease Elmira, N.Y. April 1865
Private Elbridge D. Trasher 10th Batty. Disease Burkesville, Va. April 1865

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/1/1866

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Town of Barre, MA

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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