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To these should be added three officers in the Navy, whose names are inscribed on the Soldiers' Monument: Assistant Surgeons William Longshaw, Jr., Henry Sylvanus Plympton; Assistant Engineer, John M. Whittemore. And it would be unpardonable to omit the name of Rear Admiral Charles Henry Davis, who rendered active and efficient service during the War. On the 17th of June, 1869, the Mayor and City Council laid the corner-stone of a monument,1 which was dedicated, with fitting ceremonies, July 13, 1870. It stands upon the Common in front of the College, and bears this inscription: ‘the soldiers and Sailors of Cambridge, whose names are here in-’
1 The committee charged with the erection of this monument give due credit to the persons engaged in its construction: ‘Designers of the Monument and Artists of the Statue, Cyrus and Darius Cobb, of Cambridge; Architect, Thomas W. Silloway, A. M., of Boston; Contractors for the Stone and Masonry, McDonald & Mann, of Cambridge; Manufacturers of the Tablets, The Metallic Compression Company, of Somerville.’
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