Fort Devens Museum takes stock of Civil War monuments
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 09/12/2014 07:36:04 AM EDT
What monuments did Massachusetts communities create to remind people of those who fought in America’s Civil War and of the war itself, that tremendously bitter conflict that all but tore the heart out of the United States?
To find the answer to that question and others related to Civil War monuments in Massachusetts, come to Fort Devens Museum for the Saturday, Sept. 20, program, to start at 1 p.m. The museum is open that day and every third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and located at 94 Jackson Road, off Route 2, exit 37, or accessible by entering Devens from West Main Street in Ayer or along Barnum Road off Carlton traffic circle in Ayer.
Presenter John Balco has, over an extensive time period, visited Civil War monuments and gravesites of individual soldiers such as those awarded the Medal of Honor. He has compiled a summary of his findings in 11 volumes, which he plans to turn over to the Mass. Military Museum.