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Soliders and Sailors Memorial

Large memorial located in Oneida Square near the center of downtown Utica. It is at the intersection of State, Genesee and Plant Streets.

 

The monument is inscribed simply:

 

We Keep In Memory

The Men Of Utica

Who Risked Their Lives

To Save The Union

 

The dates 1861 and 1865 are raised on opposite sides of the base.

 

The uppermost ring features the phrase, "One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation, evermore." which is a quote from Ship of State, by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

 

The monument features three bronze statues one on the top representing Liberty and two on the lower level; one a Union Soldier, the other representing Peace.

 

Of note is that Liberty is pointing south towards the battlefields of the War.

 

The north facing has the inscription:

 

From Sumter by land and sea to Appomattox.

 

Indicating the beginning and end of the Civil War.

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Taken on May 19, 2018