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 Civil War Memorial

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Civil War Memorial

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Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
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Memorial ID 8179633 View Source
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Dedicated on September 25th 1908, the 22 foot bronze statue designed and sculpted by Sally James Farnham (1876-1943) is Rochester's memorial to the men who fought and died in the Civil War. Behind the monument are the graves of hundreds of Civil War soldiers from the Western New York area, many from the famed 108th and 140th Regiments. The monument depicts a soldier carrying the Union Flag standing next to his company's bugle boy and also bears on its base a musical stave embossed with the notes of Taps and the inscription:

"By fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the Dead".

The monument was exhaustively restored in 2003 by the Rochester Cemeteries Foundation Board of Trustees in conjunction with bronze restoration expert James Polmenteer and the Smithsonian Institute.

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