Soldiers' Memorial Fountain

Soldiers' Memorial Fountain (HM14WO)

Location: Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 Dukes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 27.43', W 70° 33.367'

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This monument depicting a Union Soldier was erected in 1891 by Charles Strahan, a former Confederate who relocated to Martha's Vineyard after the Civil War. Due to lingering bitterness over the conflict, local Union veterans first excluded him from their gatherings. In a gesture of conciliation, Strahan established this memorial in honor of their organization, the Grand Army of the Republic. As its dedication he professed his loyalty to the restored Union and gave thanks for the abolition of slavery. His wish that "more kindness" would be shown toward his "old comrades" was fulfilled in 1925 when a tablet honoring Confederate soldiers was added to the pedestal.
HM NumberHM14WO
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1891
Placed ByCharles Strahan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 370034 N 4590677
Decimal Degrees41.45716667, -70.55611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.43', W 70° 33.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 25.80" N, 70° 33' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)508
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs MA 02557, US
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