Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Monument in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

This massive monument atop Flagstaff Hill was dedicated in 1877 and pays tribute to the namesake soldiers and sailors who died in the Civil War. The four bronze statues represent Peace, the female figure looking to the South; the Sailor, the seaman looking toward the ocean; History, the Greek figure looking to heaven; and the Soldier, an infantryman standing at ease. See if you can recognize the many historical figures in the elaborate bronze reliefs.