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LOCATION: Danvers Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, Massachusetts

**The Civil War was a decimating conflict. On April 16, 1861, just after the fall of Fort Sumter, a “War Town Meeting” was held at Town Hall with scores of Danvers men volunteering for the coming conflict. After 5 years of hell, in which 700 Danvers men participated, our town lost 2% of its population and 13% of its participants to battle deaths and disease.

On November 30, 1870, the monument was dedicated to the memory of the over 90 soldiers and sailors who died in service. Talk of a monument began in 1868 with a committee created to solicit funds and find a suitable location. Designed by Underwood & Brook of Boston, the monument was created using Hallowell granite by contractor Peter Blessington. It was decided to place the memorial in front of the Danvers Town House (Town Hall). Jutting 33 feet into the sky, and with a 7¾ foot square base, the memorial included representations of cannon barrels vertically set at each corner. Cost for construction was $6,298.20, of which $3,000 was raised by subscription, while State Representative Edwin Mudge contributed his two years of salary to the memorial.

Town Hall Veterans' Memorials
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS
OF DANVERS
IN MEMORY
OF
THOSE WHO DIED
IN DEFENSE OF THEIR
COUNTRY DURING
THE WAR OF THE
REBELLION
1861-65

The names of the Danvers men who died in service appear on the other three sides of the memorial.

** Two of the Images and text reprinted in entirety from Memorial Day In Danvers, By Richard B. Trask
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