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The Civil War Monument was dedicated on June 25th, 1868 at Mount Wollaston Cemetery to the men and women of Quincy who served in the war.
The monument, designed by Chester Mitchell of Quincy, and constructed of Quincy granite is thirty-four feet and three inches high, weighs thirty-five tons, and was erected at a cost of $4360. Surrounded by cannons the tall square column rises from three stepped bases and two arched tiers of inscriptions with designs representing both the army and navy.
The memorial lists the names of the 105 men who died in the war. Fifty-two Quincy men perished by disease while only twenty-nine were killed in battle. Twelve men died of wounds and 20 died in Southern prisoner of war camps.