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Fitchburg in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fitchburg Civil War Memorial

 
 
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chuck S., June 14, 2007
1. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Fitchburg
erects this monument in memory of her brave sons who fell and in honor of all her loyal citizens who perilled their lives in the great struggle which secured the unity of the Republic and the freedom of an oppressed race
1861-1865

"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]
 
Erected 1873.
 
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
Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chuck S., June 14, 2007
2. Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker
miles away); 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 Within the base is a box containing historical documents and records such as the contract for the monument, an 1873 city directory, and copies of the Fitchburg Sentinel, the Boston Globe, and the New York Herald.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
 
Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Chuck S., June 14, 2007
3. Fitchburg Civil War Memorial Cannon
There are two of these cannons, made in 1864, at the Fitchburg Civil War Memorial. The town still fires one in Memorial Day remembrances.
Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Arthur Smith, August 9, 2008
4. Fitchburg Civil War Monument Marker
 
 
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 2,098 times since then and 50 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?
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