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Fitchburg Civil War Memorial


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Fitchburg’s Civil War Memorial, comprised of three bronze statues upon a granite base, was designed by celebrated sculptor Martin Milmore and was dedicated in June 1874. The central and highest figure is an allegorised depiction of America, with a laurel wreath in each hand, and is flanked by a soldier and a sailor. Inside the monument’s base is a box containing a plethora of Civil War documents pertaining to the town’s veterans and the contracting of the monument itself. Also contained is a cannonball which was fired at the Battle of Bennington in 1777, complementing the two cannons which are displayed alongside the memorial in Fitchburg’s Monument Park.


Monument type:

Statue - other

Artist:

Martin Milmore

Dedication Date:

June 24, 1874

Address:

UK

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Conception Date:
On or before April 9, 1866
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Material:
Statues – bronze; base – granite
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0m x 0m x 0m
Creator:
William Blake & Company
Cost / Value:
Erected by:
The Town of Fitchburg
Funded by:
The Town of Fitchburg
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