Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Flagstaff Hill, Boston Common

Dedicated to "the men of Boston who died in the Civil War," the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was unveiled with fanfare in 1876 before 25,000 people, many of them veterans. The memorial was created by Martin Milmore and his brothers James and Joseph, who came from County Sligo to Boston with their mother in 1851. Unlike other war memorials that praised generals and admirals, Milmore's work focused on foot soldiers and sailors.

The Milmores created numerous Civil War statues in Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, and Framingham and their classical work is found at the State House, Boston Athenaeum and Boston Public Library.

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