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Lowell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

1861-1865

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
Inscription. Dedicated Sept. 2, 1905 to the memory of the veterans of the Civil War and Spanish Wars. The erection of this monument is largely the efforts of the Women connected with the patriotic organizations of the veterans. This spot was set aside for Soldiers and Sailors burial lots by Mayor A.R. Dimon and Trustees Stevens and Mountford in 1902 and deeded to the Memorial Association by Mayor James B. Casey and Trustees in 1905, Stevens and Griffiths.
 
Location. 42° 37.15′ N, 71° 18.367′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Gorham Street (Entrance to Edson Cemetery). Click for map. The Monument is located in Edson Cemetery, Lowell MA. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief of the Penacooks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meetinghouse Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Central Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); Human Construction (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lowell Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to Lowell National Historical Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Homage to Women (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Worker (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lowell.
 
Regarding Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
2. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
McFARLAND, JOHN

Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Citation: Stationed at the wheel on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful action against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, McFarland performed his duties with skill and courage and, when the Lackawanna ran into his ship and every man at the wheel was in danger of being crushed, remained steadfast at his station and continued to steer the ship.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
3. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
4. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
5. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
The marker of Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient John C. McFarland is at the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
6. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
 
 
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