Statues & Plaques" in Gloucester From Peter Dorsey

Peter Dorsey writes-


From time to time I like exploring Gloucester, and finding important things that I never noticed before. There are several important statues and plaques

around and about which memorialize the men and women of Gloucester in different battles and wars. I’ll send you my photographs of these, and you can put up the ones you think are interesting.

Here is a Civil War statue on Leonard Street that honors the men who fought and died in that war from Annisquam. It is in a quiet little grassy area this is across from the entrance to Rockwood Heights I think.

I am have been a residential real estate broker with Coldwell Banker for 26 years. Also I have started rowing down on Harbor Loop with the Gloucester Rowing Club at Maritime Gloucester. I have roots in Gloucester that go back to 1919 when my father was born here. Every year, as I do business in this city, and travel around Cape Ann, I find more and more interesting things. I like to share some of these finds with my camera.”



  • Hi Peter,
    The statue is at the entrance to Mt. Adnah Cemetary in Annisquam. I found this information:
    Mt. Adnah Cemetery This cemetery, formally known as “Jakes Hill” consists of 5.12 acres which were purchased by Annisquam Village members as a burial ground in 1848. The first person buried was David Lane who died in 1848. The name Adnah was selected because the Hebrew translation means “rest or testimony eternal”. The Cemetery was incorporated in 1860 and in 1890 the Annisquam & Bay View Civil War monument was dedicated to the Bay View and Annisquam men who served in the Civil War from 1861-1865. Nine men from Bay View lost their lives in the Civil War and their names are inscribed on the monument.


  • “History of the Town and City of Gloucester”, by James R Pringle, 1892, is a rich source of information on the time of the Civil War, with details on all of those who served. The author interviewed many of the veterans. This excellent, very readable account of Gloucester history from the earliest times is available for 99 cents – Kindle version, with illustrations.


  • Thank you (all three of you) . The Kindle book is quite the deal. Done!


  • I thought there was a statue of Gen Butler in Annisquam, hero to the grand army and poison to New orleans.


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