Manchester War Memorial

“The figure atop the Soldiers Monument represents a Colonial era officer, but the Monument was meant to honor all veterans from Manchester. Dedicated in 1905, the base and figure were carved at Fullerton’s Marble and Granite Works in Manchester Depot, but, according to the Manchester Historical Society’s curator, Shawn Harrington, “We have no proof positive for who stands atop the pedestal.” Did someone in town pose for the carver? Or is it the likeness of the carver himself ? Stop to read the wayside marker about the Revolutionary War (the large green sign on the sidewalk behind the monument).”- (Submitted on April 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)

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