(On proper right side of self-base:) M. Milmore/Sculptor. Made at the/Ames Foundry/Chicopee, Mass. (On bronze plaque on front of base:) KEENE/WILL CHERISH IN PERPETUAL HONOR/THE MEMORY OF HER SONS/WHO FOUGHT FOR LIBERTY/AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE/REPUBLIC/ 1861-1865/THE HONOR/OF THE HEROIC DEAD/IS THE INSPIRATION OF/POSTERITY signed Founder's mark appears.
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Full-length figure of a Union soldier. He wears a uniform, a long, belted overcoat and cap. He has a moustache. A bayonet hangs on the proper left side of the belted coat. A large pouch hangs from a strap over his proper left shoulder. A medallion shaped like an eagle decorates the strap. He holds the muzzle of a rifle with his proper right hand; the butt of the gun rests on the ground by his proper left foot. The bronze sculpture stands atop a granite base. The die of the base is topped by a moulded cornice; the sides of the die are paneled. The base ends in four steps.