Soldiers' Monument, Worcester

Soldiers' Monument, Worcester

The Soldiers' Monument is a prominent and poignant tribute situated in Common Park. Designed by the renowned sculptor Randolph Rogers, the memorial was dedicated in 1874 to honor the soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. Standing at an impressive height of approximately 66 feet (20.12 meters), the memorial is a significant landmark in Worcester, reflecting both the historical and cultural heritage of the city.

At the top of the high column stands a victory bronze statue, symbolizing the triumph and sacrifices of those who fought in the war. Surrounding the column are intricately designed figures representing the different branches of the military—Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and Navy—each contributing to the overall narrative of military service and dedication. These symbolic representations ensure that all aspects of military service during the Civil War are honored and remembered.

The base of the monument is crafted from rough granite, adding a sense of strength and permanence to the structure. It is flanked by four cannon barrels, which are buried in the ground and serve as a powerful reminder of the war's artillery and the heavy costs of conflict. This incorporation of actual cannon barrels enhances the memorial's authenticity and historical resonance, grounding it in the reality of the war.

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Sight Name: Soldiers' Monument
Sight Location: Worcester, USA (See walking tours in Worcester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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