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

Civil War Soldiers’ Monument

 
 
Civil War Soldier’s Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
1. Civil War Soldier’s Monument Marker
Inscription.
They
served their
country

1861-1865

 
Location. 42° 7.308′ N, 72° 33.996′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bay Street and Cambridge Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The monument is located in Oak Grove Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 Bay Street, Springfield MA 01109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shays’ Rebellion (approx. one mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Armory Square (approx. 1.2 miles away); From Arsenal to Icon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Main Arsenal (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Military Presence (approx. 1.3 miles away); Innovation Continues at STCC (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forging Arms for Our Nation (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Civil War Soldier’s Monument-distant shot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
2. Civil War Soldier’s Monument-distant shot
Oak Grove Cemetery entrance-1884 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
3. Oak Grove Cemetery entrance-1884
Luke Griswold-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
4. Luke Griswold-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker
He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Section A, grave 297---GPS Coordinates N42.1225 W72.5677. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: GRISWOLD, LUKE M. • Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy • Accredited to: Massachusetts • G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865 Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Griswold, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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