Quincy, Mass. Historical and Architectural Survey
Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Sea Street, Civil War Monument
This tall memorial surrounded by mortars carries the names of 105 men who gave their lives in the Civil War. Fifty-two Quincy men perished by disease contracted during the Civil War while only twenty-nine were killed in battle. Twelve men died of wounds and "twenty sunk at last in a Southern prison, worn down by privation, exposure and neglect." Records indicate that 954 Quincy men in all served in the Civil War. In April 1961, Civil War centennial ceremonies were conducted at the Hancock Cemetery in Quincy Square and a cannon was fired by the Ninth Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery to commemorate the Quincy citizens who died in that war.
BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES
Paul Robert Lyons, Quincy: A Pictorial History, 1983, p. 65,168.
Quincy City Directory, 1868-69, p. 149.