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Monuments

Gloucester Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument


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Located beside Gloucester’s City Hall, the town’s Soldier’s and Sailors’ Monument, also known as Liberty Statue, was dedicated September 11, 1879 through the efforts of the Col. Allen Post 45 of the G. A. R. The monument is comprised of an imposing column of granite and bronze surmounted by a statue representing the ‘Goddess of Liberty’, and memorialises all those who fought ‘for Preservation of the Union’ in the Civil War.


Monument type:

Statue - other

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Dedication Date:

September 11, 1879

Address:

USA

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Material:
Statue – bronze; Base - granite
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Creator:
Statue – Ames Manufacturing Co.; Base – Cape Ann Granite Co.
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Erected by:
Col. Allen Post 45, G.A.R.
Funded by:
Col. Allen Post 45, G.A.R. & the people of Gloucester (approx. $2000-3000)
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