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Lynn Soldiers' Monument (, Massachusetts)


The City of Lynn's Soldiers' Monument is notable for the allegorical classicism of its figures, with a Grecian style preferred over the conventional standing soldier of many contemporaneous memorials. Comprised of a trio of bronze figures atop an ovular, granite base, the monument displays a central figure representing the City of Lynn crowning her fallen sons. Leaning on a shield which displays the city's coat of arms, to her left sits a statue representing Justice, to her right, an allegorical figure of War. The Soldiers' Monument was dedicated on September 17, 1873 - the eleventh anniversary of the Battle of Antietam - in honour of the 283 Lynn soldiers who gave their lives for the Union cause. A reported 15,000 people were present at the memorial's unveiling.

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