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In Union Cemetery,

in the Town of Fort Edward, Washington County, NY,

there are two Civil War Monuments

The first is of tarnished metal and stone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN HONOR

of those who fought and died; of those who fought and lived; this monument is erected by the citizens of the towns of Fort Edward and Kingsbury.

        __________________________

 

Grant that the memory of our noble dead, who freely gave their lives for the land they loved, may dwell ever in our hearts.

         __________________________

 

That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also one headstone dedicated to the unknown:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the “road” in the cemetery there is a flagpole flying an American flag,

with a plaque that states:

 

“This flag dedicated to all veterans by post 574 American Legion, Hudson Falls, NY”

 

 

 

 

 

 


Behind the flagpole, facing the first monument, is a second monument:

 

 

 

“To our country’s defenders

 

“Non minorem laudem exercitus quam ipse imperator meritus videbatur”

 

erected in grateful memory of their heroic service by Charles Stone.”

 

 

 

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