Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield, Mass.


Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield, Mass.


Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-


[Wakefield, Mass. : The author,




Photos show views of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, a granite column erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties. The monument is located on the Common approximately opposite Bryant Street. It was funded by a $10,000 bequest from the will of local resident Harriet Newell Flint. The band stand is visible in the background of the first photo. Photos taken at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2007.;"Given to the town of Wakefield by Harriet Newell Flint" - text from north side of monument.;"To the men of South Reading who gave their lives to keep the states united 1861-1865" - text from south side of monument.;Monument lists the battles in which Wakefield soldiers participated: New Berne, Malvern Hill, Chancellorsville, Weldon Railroad, Fort Fisher, Charleston, Brandy Station, Resaca, Appomattox, Andersonville, Bull Run, Balls Bluff, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Petersburg, Antietam, Port Hudson, Aldie, Gettysburg, Spottsylvania.;Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pD150.;The monument is part of the Common Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.


Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments.

Wakefield (Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

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Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-, "Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield, Mass.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #13954, (accessed September 20, 2017).