Browse Items (11 total)

  • Subject contains "Civil War, 1861-1865"

Date: 05-28-1894
Description: "Wakefield residents were awakened on Settlers' Day by dynamite salutes and the ringing of bells. Soon after, the streets of Wakefield were filled with carriages, bicycles, horsemen and a moving…

Date: 1905
Description: "Members of the Horace M. Warren Post No. 12 of the G.A.R., 'ex-soldiers of the War of 1861-1865' often met at the group's 'corner' of the hall on Foster Street. The building, once part of the old…

Description: Copied from Postcard
Collection: Helen Cutter Slides

Creator: Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
Date: 09-18-2007
Description: 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…[More]

Creator: Gerry, Joan
Date: 2011
Description: These photo mashups show Joan Gerry, who posed as a child astride one of the cannons at the foot of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, which was erected on the Upper Common in 1902 to commemorate…

Date: 1914
Description: This photo is facing east, showing a close up of the Civil War Monument, sometimes known as the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument, in the center.

Date: 1925
Description: Civil War veteran. From a 1931 Boston Globe cut slip glued to back of photo: "Oldest charter member, First Commander and Present Commander of Veteran Post 194 G.A.R."

Description: Peabody Center with Congregational Church at middle with Civil War Monument before it. Church burned down in 19--. Carriages and trolleys in picture, as well as crisscrossing telegraph wires.

Description: Beverly Armory, home to Company E. The building was located at 21 Thorndike Street, dedicated November 20, 1891 and vacated by 1906. Company E was formed in 1814, at the end of the War of 1812 and…[More]