Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sculptures of Springfield: Second Massachusetts Infantry Memorial

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Second Massachusetts Infantry Memorial
Springfield, MA
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield

GPS: N42° 06.621; W072° 36.130

Quick Description: 

Statue of a soldier and plaque honoring the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry's role in the war with Spain is located in Memorial Square in Springfield.

Long Description:

In the middle of the triangle created by main and Plainfield Streets in the north end of Springfield is a statue honoring the Second Massachusetts Infantry and the part they played in the Spanish-American War.

The plaque depicts the the outline of a fort with the names of the campaigns involving 2nd Massachusetts Infantry:

El Caney
Santiago de Cuba

Below is inscribed:

Infantry U.S.V.
War With Spain 1898
Erected By Friends
Of The Regiment In
Everlasting Remembrance

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