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Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Albany, NY
 

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Albany, NY

Washington Park, Albany, NY
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"The beautiful memorial in Washington park at the Northern boulevard entrance was dedicated by the G.A.R., on October 5, 1912. It was designed by Harmon Atkins MacNeil and represents ' The Nation of Peace Won Through Victorious War." Its cost was $100,000. The  monument is built of Tennessee marble above the seat and the remainder is of Stony Creek granite. It is 22 feet high, 21 feet long and 5 feet 6 inches deep, surrounded by a seat, the whole resting upon a platform 70 feet long by 64 feet deep. The inscription reads :

In commemoration of the men of Albany who gave their lives to save the Union, and in grateful recognition of all whose patriotism aided in giving to this nation under God a new birth of freedom, in making love of country a national virtue and in endowing our land with the blessings of peace and prosperity.

{As one enters the park from the boulevard tnere is seen in front of the main relief a bronze heroic figure typifying the Nation. She holds in her arms the palms of victory. The figure, which is nine feet in height, is that of a strong, resolute but tender and compassionate woman who has risen from a chair of Roman design. She bears in her right hand the Sword of War.}" - excerpted from the full text of the Albany Guide Book


(I have updated the Wikipedia link below to add information from the passage above
  - editor's note - S. Leone) 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Park_Historic_District_(Albany,_New_York)#Monuments

 

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