The Civil War still being fresh in the memories of many throughout the nation, numerous monuments were constructed within a generation in order to remember the many who had fallen in the campaign of north against south. In the case of those in the Southern Tier of New York and, more specifically, Broome County, a special monument was created for this very purpose. It wasnt until Memorial Day, 1888 that construction finally began, and on July 4 of that year, a 49-foot-tall granite monument was unveiled.
Designed by the local firm Barnes & Congdon, there was no lack of architectural talent involved in the effort. Noted Binghamton architect Isaac Perry, who at that time served as New York State Architect and Capitol Commissioner, was the design consultant. Sanford Lacey of Perrys Binghamton office contributed to the design. An eight-foot tall granite sculpture of Lady Liberty stands at the top of the multi-tiered column. On pedestals at each side of the column are bronze figures of a sailor and soldier standing at parade rest.A close look at the base of the bronze figures reveals inscriptions, C. Wagner, Sculptor, and Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company a foundry in New York City. The item "BINGHAMTON NEW YORK Civil War 1888 white metal Medal/So-Called Dollar Not in HK" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals".
The seller is "numismagram" and is located in Huntington Beach, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.