Fitchburg in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
"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]
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 MemorialThe 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 Within the base is a box containing historical documents and records such as the contract for the monument, an 1873 city directory, and copies of the Fitchburg Sentinel, the Boston Globe, and the New York Herald.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.
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 2,450 times since then and 29 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?