Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
GPS: N42° 21.325; W71° 3.983.
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is located top of Flagstaff Hill on the Boston Common.
Boston's Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument honors the men of Boston who died in service during the Civil War. A 75' high column, made of Quincy granite, is topped by a bronze allegorical figure representing the Genius of America. The for bronze figures at the base represent Peace, the Sailor, the Muse of History, and the Soldier. Bas-relief plaques depict the departure and return of the Navy, the work of the Boston Sanitary Commission. The figures at the base of the column represent the sections of the country: North, South, East, and West.
Martin Milmore was the sculptor, Joseph Milmore the architect, the Ames Manufacturing Company and the Robert Wood & Company were the founders. The monument was dedicated on September 7, 1877.
TO THE MEN OF BOSTON
WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
ON LAND AND SEA IN THE WAR
WHICH KEPT THE UNION WHOLE
AND MAINTAINED THE CONSTITUTION
THE GRATEFUL CITY
HAS BUILT THE MONUMENT
THAT THEIR EXAMPLE MAY SPEAK
TO COMING GENERATIONS
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