Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Springfield furnished in the war of the rebellion two thousand four hundred and eighty five soldiers and sailors, the greater part of whom enlisted in the 10th, 27th, 37th, and 46th regiments.
of the men of Springfield
who died for their country
in the War of the Rebellion
1861 — 1865.
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of all who died
on land or sea
in defence of our
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The memory of their
heroic sacrifices must
be forever sacred.
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M.H. Mosman • Designer.
Erected 1885 by Gurdon Bill, and Wilcox Post 16 of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics and series. This monument and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 42° 6.083′ N, 72° 35.312′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Memorial can be reached from Main Street east of Court Street (Bruce Landon Way), on the right when traveling east. Monument is located near the center of Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1270 Main Street, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Miles Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); Old First Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Old First Church (about Union Trust Company (about 300 feet away); Hampden County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Mass Mutual Building (about 400 feet away); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Regarding Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Design by Melzar H. Mosman; bronze casting by Ames Foundry of Chicopee; granite cutting by F. Hardwick & Sons of Quincy.
Also see . . . Springfield Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. Contemporaneous reports affirm that over 1200 men were involved in the dedicatory procession. The monument’s bronze tablets include an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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