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Farmington Civil War Monument

145 Main St
Farmington, Franklin County Massachusetts
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"This monument erected and presented to
The Town of Farmington
George W. Ranger
who served as a private/soldiers in the Civil War
in the Fifty-Third Mass. Infantry
and the Sixth Maine Battery Light artillery
to perpetuate the memory of his comrades 
To the
Brave men of Farmington
who on land and sea freely offered their lives
that they might transmit to posterity the priceless inheritance
received from their fathers.
This monument is dedicated in grateful recognition of
their heroic sacrifice
Number of men
furnished by The town of Farming 305
Killed and died of wounds  13
Died of Disease  35
Missing  25
1861 - 1865
in memoriam
Erected 1905
Loyalty "


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Almost a quarter of the men of Farmington that served in the Civil War did not come back to their families. Half of their number died from what we know to be curable or preventable diseases and maladies; measles, typhus, influenza, cholera, smallpox and pneumonia.