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Fitchburg in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fitchburg Civil War Memorial

 
 
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chuck S., June 14, 2007
1. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Fitchburg
erects this monument in memory of her brave sons who fell and in honor of all her loyal citizens who perilled their lives in the great struggle which secured the unity of the Republic and the freedom of an oppressed race
1861-1865

"For these are deeds which should not pass away and names that must not wither."

[Bronze plaques on three sides of base list the names of Fitchburg men killed in battle]
 
Erected 1873.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 35.033′ N, 71° 48.083′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street near Newton Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fitchburg MA 01420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In memory of Arthur M Longsjo Jr (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War ll Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvin Coolidge (approx. ¼ mile away); World War l Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam/Korea War Memorial
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, May 4, 2019
2. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Store of Ephraim Kimball (approx. ¼ mile away); Rollstone Boulder (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Settler of Fitchburg (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitchburg.
 
More about this memorial. The bronze female figure represents America. She holds a myrtle wreath in each hand and stands atop a square granite base flanked by a figure of a Civil War soldier and a Civil War sailor. Each side of the granite base features a recessed rectangular inscription plaque. The monument rests on a large square base with three low steps. Within the base is a box containing historical documents and records such as the contract for the monument, an 1873 city directory, and copies of the Fitchburg Sentinel, the Boston Globe, and the New York Herald. (from SIRIS)

The memorial was designed & sculpted by Martin Milmore of Boston, MA and cast by the William Blake & Company.
 
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, May 4, 2019
3. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, May 4, 2019
4. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chuck S., June 14, 2007
5. Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Chuck S., June 14, 2007
6. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Cannon
There are two of these cannons, made in 1864, at the Fitchburg Civil War Memorial. The town still fires one in Memorial Day remembrances.
Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Arthur Smith, August 9, 2008
7. Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,416 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the name plaque on each of the other three sides. • Can you help?
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Nov. 28, 2020