Civil War Monument, Allegheny Cemetery


The monument was put up in 1876; the sculpture was by Fred Meyer, a local artist. It is difficult to form an opinion of its artistic merit today, since the years have considerably softened its features; but Father Pitt is inclined to say that it is not a work of the first quality. In its setting, however, surrounded as it is by the regimented gravestones of the men who served in the war, it is as evocative and picturesque as anyone could desire.


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