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Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 
 
Fredericksburg (west face) image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
1. Fredericksburg (west face)
Inscription.
(north face)
Gettysburg

In honor of the men
of
Portsmouth
who gave
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.
1888.

(east face)
Fredericksburg

(south face)
Antietam

Williamsburg
Fair Oaks
Savage Station
White Oak Swamp
Malvern Hill
Chantilly
South Mountain
Chancellorsville
Wilderness
Cold Harbor
Petersburg
Richmond
Monitor & Merrimack
New Orleans
Mobile Bay
Morris Island
James Island
Fort Darling
Port Hudson
Red River
Fort Donelson
Peach Tree Creek
Sherman’s March to the Sea

(west face)
Kearsarge

 
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.
Antietam (south face) image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
2. Antietam (south face)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); New Hampshire's First Black Church (approx. 0.2 miles 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); North Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); 18 Congress (approx. 0.4 miles away); The South Church (approx. 0.4 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, canon 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
 
Gettysburg (north face) image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
3. Gettysburg (north face)
Kearsarge (east face) image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
4. Kearsarge (east face)
The USS Kearsarge was a Portsmouth-built sloop-of-war that sank the CSS Alabama off the coast of France in June 1864.
Antietam side inscription image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
5. Antietam side inscription
Gettysburg side inscription image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
6. Gettysburg side inscription
Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
7. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Long view of the marker
War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
8. War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to
the men and women
of
Portsmouth N.H.
who served their country
so valiantly in all wars
<i>Goodwin Park and Soldiers' Monument, Portsmouth, N.H.<i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company, 1907
9. Goodwin Park and Soldiers' Monument, Portsmouth, N.H.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 30 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.
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