Fitchburg in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
"For these are deeds which should not pass away and names that must not wither."
[Bronze plaques on three sides of base list the names of Fitchburg men killed in battle]
Location. 42° 35.033′ N, 71° 48.083′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street near Newton Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fitchburg MA 01420, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Drake Home and the Underground Railroad (approx. 4.8 miles away); Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (approx. 6.1 miles away); Redemption Rock (approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of Mary Rowlandson’s Release (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Revolutionary Tavern (approx. 7.8 Old Parsonage (approx. 8.3 miles away); "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (approx. 10.3 miles away); Lancaster (approx. 10.6 miles away).
More about this marker. The bronze female figure represents America. She holds a myrtle wreath in each hand and stands atop a square granite base flanked by a figure of a Civil War soldier and a Civil War sailor. Each side of the granite base features a recessed rectangular inscription plaque. The monument rests on a large square base with three low steps. Within the base is a box containing historical documents and records such as the contract for the monument, an 1873 city directory, and copies of the Fitchburg Sentinel, the Boston Globe, and the New York Herald. (from SIRIS)
The memorial was designed & sculpted by Martin Milmore of Boston, MA and cast by the William Blake & Company.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,171 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Pictures of the name plaque on each of the other three sides. • Can you help?