Statues & Plaques in Gloucester- Civil War In Riverdale From Peter Dorsey

Joey,

Another Civil War memorial I have recently noticed sits in the Riverdale section of Gloucester on Washington Street, near the intersection with Hodgkins Street and across from the Mill Pond. It is an area which was filled in on the tidal side, and has a granite sea wall built up around it, and a cast iron fence with granite posts. The historical marker is a granite obelisk with a pointed cap on the top and beach stones set into and around the base. The inscription reads, “Riverdale Martyrs in the War of the Rebellion 1861 – 1865″. The names of the Riverdale men who died in the Civil War are listed on three sides of the memorial. Carved into a top section of polished granite are the Union Army Corps badges. It is a very scenic location for a war monument; in a tidal inlet.

Peter Dorsey

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One Response to Statues & Plaques in Gloucester- Civil War In Riverdale From Peter Dorsey

  1. Gloria Parsons says:

    Mr. Dorsey, Have you spoken to anyone at City Hall about using your research and photos to compile a list of sculpture and monuments. It is something that is very important for the city. I enjoy seeing what you have photographed. Thank you. Gloria Parsons

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