Created By: Westfield Historic Commission
The money to erect this memorial was raised by the Grand Army of the Republic about 4 years after the close of the war. It was sculpted by Melzar Hunt Mosman, and sent to the Ames Manufacturing Company to be poured. The whole statue stands 18 ft high with the statue itself being made of bronze and standing 8 ft tall. The base is 10 ft tall and made of granite with plaques on the sides that read: WESTFIELD HONORS THE MEMORY OF HER SONS WHO HAVE FALLEN IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY, UNION AND INDEPENDENCE/1861-1865/ERECTED 1871. The front of the statue is a relief of an eagle perched on a shield. The back of the statue has a relief of a fallen soldier.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Whipping Around Westfield- A Self-Guided Walking and Biking Tour