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Newton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Civil War Soldiers Monument

 
 
Newton Civil War Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
From Website, circa 2014
1. Newton Civil War Soldiers' Monument
Inscription.  
In memoriam perpetuam, 1864 Pro patria mortui sunt (“they have died for their country”)
 
Erected 1864.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 19.965′ N, 71° 12.58′ W. Marker is in Newton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Memorial is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Elm Street on Walnut Street. Marker is in the Newton Cemetery. Once inside the Cemetery from Walnut Street, bear left at the fork and proceed straight about 100 yards. The obelisk will be on the small hill right in front of you. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton Center MA 02459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Early Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Watertown (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Watertown (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3˝ miles away); George Washington Memorial Highway
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Putterham School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Anderson Carriage House (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
More about this monument. This monument was recently renovated for its sesquicentennial. It is one of the oldest in Massachusetts, having been erected before the war ended.
 
Also see . . .  Newton Civil War Memorial. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Andrew Swan of Waltham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 217 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Andrew Swan of Waltham, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A closeup and a wide shot of the marker and its surroundings. Also, a photo of the entablature bearing the 61 names (which is down the hill to the right) • Can you help?
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Jan. 23, 2021