Pittsfield Soldiers' Monument
Also known as ‘The Color Bearer’, this monument features a statue of an idealised Union Color Sergeant, cast from condemned cannon, atop a granite column. On the east and west faces are presented the State of Massachusetts and United States seals, while the north and south sides are reserved for the names of the 108 Pittsfield men who died in the Civil War.
Statue - standing soldier
September 24, 1872
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Statue - condemned cannon. Column - granite.
cm x cm x 300cm
Cost / Value:
Ladies' Soldiers Aid Society ($3000) & the City of Pittsfield ($7000)
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