Soldiers Monument, (sculpture)
- Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.
- Image on file.
- (On front of base:) GARDNER/TO HER BRAVE SONS WHO FOUGHT/FOR THE UNION IN THE WAR OF/THE REBELLION, 1861-1865. (On north side of shaft:) BALLSBLUFF/FREDERICKSBURG (On east side of shaft:) ANTIETAM/CENDER CREEK/ (On south side of shaft:) FORT HUDSON/GETTYSBURG (On west side of shaft:) MOBILE/NEWBERNE
- The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
- Atop a tall granite shaft stands a bronze figure of a Civil War color bearer holding a flag on his proper left side and drawing his sword with his proper right hand. The base of the shaft is a large granite block carved on each face with the insignia of the four branches of the military --infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy. The monument rests on three granite steps adorned with piles of cannonballs on each corner.
- Data Source
- Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
- Smith Granite Company
- Dedicated June 1885
- Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
- Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture