North Weymouth Soldiers’ Monument
Residing on an eminence in North Weymouth Cemetery, ‘one of the oldest cemeteries still in use in the United States’, the Soldiers' Monument stands at 25 feet and was dedicated on July 4, 1868. An obelisk of Quincy granite, this monument is flanked by naval canons and was placed in honour of the 99 men from Weymouth who are known to have died during the Civil War. The name, company, regiment, age and cause of death of each of these soldiers is on the obelisk inscribed; these inscriptions were originally written on appended marble tablets that have since been removed. While the monument’s planning committee had reportedly planned for each of Weymouth’s four villages to erect a monument, North Weymouth’s Soldiers’ Monument remains the town’s only Civil War memorial. It was rededicated on May 12, 2018.
Charles Edward Parker - architect
July 4, 1868 (Rededicated May 12, 2018)
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Obelisk - Quincy granite; Base – granite; Original tablets – Italian marble
" x " x 300"
E. C. Sargent - contractor
Cost / Value:
The Town of Weymouth
The Town of Weymouth (approx. $4,000)
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