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Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 
 
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument<br>(<i>west plaque</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
(west plaque)
Inscription.  
[west plaque]
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.
• • •
They served with credit and honor and the survivors returning to the walks of peaceful life, cherishing the memory of their comrades who fell, dedicate this monument to perpetuate their memory amid the homes they died to save. May the memory of the patriot dead be the inspiration of posterity.

[east plaque]
To the memory
of the men of Springfield
who died for their country
in the War of the Rebellion
1861 — 1865.
• • •
”It is for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”
—A.
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument<br>(<i>east plaque</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
(east plaque)
Lincoln.

[south plaque]
Erected in honor
of all who died
on land or sea
in defence of our
National Union.
• • •
The memory of their
heroic sacrifices must
be forever sacred.
• • •
Presented by
Gurdon Bill.
• • •
M.H. Mosman • Designer.

 
Erected 1885 by Gurdon Bill, and Wilcox Post 16 of the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address series list.
 
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 300 feet away); Union Trust Company
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument<br>(<i>south plaque</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
(south plaque)
(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.) 
 
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument<br>(<i>north plaque</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
4. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
(north plaque)
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
5. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
6. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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