Raymond A. Porter 1920 sc. / T. E.(sic) McGann & Sons Boston Mass. (On front of exedra, below relief, raised lettering:) MEMORIAL/TO/CAYUGA COUNTY SOLDIERS AND SAILORS/OF THE/CIVIL WAR/1861 1865 (On copper plaque, rear of base, raised lettering:) 1861 1865/THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED/IN HONOR OF THE OFFICERS/AND MEN WHO SERVED THEIR/COUNTRY IN THE CIVIL WAR IN/THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS/FORMED IN CAYUGA COUNTY/19TH REGIMENT NEW YORK INFANTRY/3RD NEW YORK LIGHT ARTILLERY/75TH REGIMENT NEW YORK INFANTRY/1ST N.Y.INDEPENDENT BATTER-COWAN'S/111TH REGIMENT NEW YORK INFANTRY/9TH N.Y.HEAVY ARTILLERY (138TH N.Y INF.)/160TH REGIMENT NEW YORK INFANTRY/193RD REGIMENT NEW YORK INFANTRY/AND ALL OTHER CAYUGA COUNTY/CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS signed Founder's mark appears.
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The memorial consists of a white granite exedra with a rectangular bronze relief plaque depicting uniformed Civil War soldiers marching in unison. Each soldier carries a rifle over his proper right shoulder and marches forward with his proper left leg. The sides of the relief are flanked by an eagle perched on a globe and two long narrow benches.
History--United States--Civil War
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