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The Plainville Soldiers' Monument


Made possible through the efforts of the local Women’s Relief Corps Post 74, the Plainville Soldiers’ Monument serves as a dedication to the efforts of the soldiers and veterans in the organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic. It was erected to promote memorialization and to petition for pensions for Civil War nurses. The praise, rather dated in its framing of gender roles, nonetheless is significant in acknowledging the important and ever-expanding work done by women during and after the war. Although the image and inscription only mention men, this monument was a feat succeeded by and for the women of the Civil War.

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