Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield, Mass.

  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
  • 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. "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
  • Photos taken at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
  • 09-18-2007
  • [Wakefield, Mass. : The author]


Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-, “Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield, Mass.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed September 26, 2022,


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