Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In honor of the men
their services on the
land and on the sea
in the war which
preserved the Union
of the States this
monument is erected
by grateful citizens.
White Oak Swamp
Monitor & Merrimack
Peach Tree Creek
Sherman’s March to the Sea
Erected 1888 by Citizens of Portsmouth.
Location. 43° 4.394′ N, 70° 45.915′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Islington Street east of Cabot Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is located in Goodwin Park. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Spanish American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); New Hampshire's First Black Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Continental Frigate "Raleigh" (approx. ¼ mile away); In This House Admiral (John) Paul Jones Resided (approx. ¼ mile away); John Paul Jones House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Portsmouth NH World War II Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Jones's Hotels (approx. 0.3 miles away); African Burying Ground Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
More about this marker. The monument featured life-sized statues of a soldier & sailor, Lady Liberty mounted on a pedestal, cannon balls, a parrot gun, crossed swords, the GAR badge, the city seal, the NH state badge, the US coat of arms, a relief busts of Lincoln and Gov. Goodwin, pictures of the USS Kearsage and CSS Alabama. By 1955 a section of the eroded pedestal was removed. Over the years, vandals have broken an anchor, stolen cannonballs, and damaged the bas-relief busts.
Also see . . . Plymouth Soldiers & Sailors Monument. Comprehensive history of the monument. (Submitted on July 14, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 9. submitted on September 19, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.