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Oak Bluffs in Dukes County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Soldiers' Memorial Fountain

 
 
Soldiers' Memorial Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 21, 2021
1. Soldiers' Memorial Fountain Marker
Inscription.  

Erected in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic
by Charles Strahan
Co. B, 21st Virginia Regiment

F C & L
Henry Clay Wade Post G.A.R. No 201

Removed panel
"The Chasm is Closed"
In memory of the restored Union this tablet is dedicated by Union Veterans of the Civil War and patriotic citizens of Martha's Vineyard in honor of the Confederate Soldiers.
 
Erected by Henry Clay Wade Post 201, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 27.429′ N, 70° 33.369′ W. Marker is in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. Memorial is at the intersection of Seaview Avenue and Lake Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Seaview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Bluffs MA 02557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flying Horses Carousel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Clay & Brick Bathhouse (about 400 feet away); The Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Tabernacle (approx.
Soldiers' Memorial Fountain panels image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 21, 2021
2. Soldiers' Memorial Fountain panels
The three current panels are shown here. Note the additional, previously placed panel is now in the Martha's Vineyard Museum.
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¼ mile away); Cottagers' Corner (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lawton Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); Wesleyan Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bishop Gilbert Haven Cottage (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Powell House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Bluffs.
 
Also see . . .  Oak Bluffs Memorial Fountain restoration information (pdf). (Submitted on July 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Soldiers' Memorial Fountain removed panel image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 24, 2021
3. Soldiers' Memorial Fountain removed panel
This additional panel was removed in 2019 and placed in the Martha's Vineyard Museum. See the additional "The Chasm is Not Closed..." photo for more information.
Soldiers' Memorial Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 21, 2021
4. Soldiers' Memorial Fountain Marker
The removed panel was on the rear of this monument and fountain. Note that the fountain has a smaller basin on the right side just for dogs.
"The Chasm is Not Closed..." image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 24, 2021
5. "The Chasm is Not Closed..."
This additional panel at the Martha's Vineyard Museum explains the history of the monument and the decision to remove the 1925 panel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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