Browse Items (10 total)

  • Subject contains "United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865"

mld94_july.jpg
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…[More]

mld94_november.jpg
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…[More]

walsh_postcard60.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield Common with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties, in the background.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard122.jpg
Date: 1909
Description: Postcard shows the Congregational Church on the west side of Wakefield Common. The granite church, built in 1892, was the fourth church on the site. It was destroyed by fire in 1909. A new church of…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard115.jpg
Date: 1913
Description: Postcard shows a view of the Common looking east up Church Street, which becomes Salem Street at the point where the houses are visible (the intersection with Main Street). In the center on Main…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard112.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield Common with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties. The band stand is visible in the background.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

walsh_postcard109.jpg
Description: Postcard shows a view of Wakefield Common with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

postcard7.jpg
Description: Postcard shows the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on the lower common, erected in 1902 to commemorate Wakefield's Civil War casualties.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

digitalphoto2007civilwarmonument1.jpg
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]

Then_now_2011_Joan_Gerry_4.jpg
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…